Showing: "Simple as Water" (2021)


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (View on map )

New in the Browning
Directed by Megan Mylan
With Yasmin Al-Kadad, Samr Abo Ghanooj, Abdulrahman Sabha
Not Rated, 97 minutes, DCP
In English and Arabic and German with English subtitles

Shortlisted for an Oscar and screened at MoMA, Simple as Water is a documentary about the fallout of armed conflict in Syria, the extraordinary hurdles faced by displaced refugees, and, in turn, the resilience of refugees forced to form new lives in unexpected worlds. Snapshotting Syrian stories from around the globe, the documentary profiles a widow considering painful decisions about the future of her children on the border of Turkey and Syria, a mother of four living in tent in Greece, a young adult who has become a father figure to his younger brother in Pennsylvania, a father yearning to be reconnected with his children as he creates a life in Germany, and a woman who stays in Syria trying to answer painful questions about her family.

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This is a free but ticketed event. Tickets will only be available for pick-up one hour prior to the performance. To guarantee your reservation please pick-up your Will Call tickets at least 15 minutes prior to the performance. In the event of a sell out, unclaimed Will Call tickets will be used to seat patrons waiting on standby.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Documentary Film.