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FEATURE | USA, SYRIA, TURKEY, GREECE, GERMANY | 97 MINUTES SIMPLE AS WATER

Documentary Competition
World Premiere
FEATURE | USA, SYRIA, TURKEY, GREECE, GERMANY | 97 MINUTES
SIMPLE AS WATER
Documentary
Simple as Water is a soft-spoken meditation on love, displacement, and fracturing familial relations from Academy Award-winner Megan Mylan (Lost Boys of Sudan, Smile Pinki). From Turkey to Greece to Germany to the U.S., the bond of close relatives transcends borders for Syrian families impacted by the repercussions of perpetual war.

As a conflict at home forces separation and movement to unfamiliar ground, Mylan’s cinematic lens finds the powerful yet everyday acts of nurturing and kinship, travelling with her protagonists as they build a new sense of belonging. From brotherly protection, motherly love, and the playful guidance of a sibling, these closely observed scenes show touching stories of resilience and reveal ties that bind families together in the face of adversity.—Luke Moody

CAST & CREDITS
Directed by Megan Mylan
Megan Mylan creates intimate observational documentaries on complex global issues. She won an Academy Award® for her film Smile Pinki and an Independent Spirit Award for Lost Boys of Sudan which was also short-listed for an Academy Award® and named a New York Times Critics’ Pick.

DIRECTOR
Megan Mylan
PRODUCER
Robin Hessman, Megan Mylan
CINEMATOGRAPHER
Lars Skree, Rafia Salameh, Michael Chin
COMPOSER
Hanan Townshend
EDITOR
Purcell Carson, Megan Mylan
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Patty Quillin
CO-PRODUCER
Hazem Obid, Alaa Hassan, Oula Hassan, Zakia Aqra
SOUND
Skip Lievsay, Lidia Tamplenizza
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Susan Bay Nimoy, Barrie Landry
CONTACTS
PRESS CONTACT
Emilie Spiegel
Cinetic Media
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 204 7979
Emilie@cineticmedia.com
PRESS CONTACT
Ryan Werner
Cinetic Marketing
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 204 7983
ryan@cineticmedia.com
PRINT SOURCE
Robin Hessman
Principe Productions
New York, NY 11215
Phone: 212 749 1030
robin@principeproductions.org
INTERNATIONAL SALES CONTACT
Dana O’Keefe
Cinetic Media
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 204 7979
sales@cineticmedia.com
US SALES CONTACT
Dana O’Keefe
Cinetic Media
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 204 7979
sales@cineticmedia.com

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BBC Storyville Orders Muammar Gaddafi Documentary From Brook Lapping

White Army

White Army and not related to the actual film

 

 

 

 

 

The U.K.’s BBC Four has commissioned a feature-length documentary that will investigate what became of the Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s immense wealth in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, which ended his reign.

Produced by Brook Lapping, “The Search for Gaddafi’s Billions” will air as part of the BBC’s long-running documentary banner Storyville, and will follow two Dutch journalists, Misha Wessel and Thomas Blom, as they enter the mysterious world of spies, special forces and political insiders who are hunting Gaddafi’s cash.

Broadcasters VPRO/NPO are the lead commissioners, and the 90-minute film is co-produced with ZDF/Arte and Brook Lapping in association with Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion. Brook Lapping is part of Zinc Media Group.

 

 

Greg Sanderson, director of London Television for Zinc Media Group, said: “Enigmatic in life, it is no surprise that Gaddafi’s legacy is a tale of intrigue and violence. This film follows a deadly trail, covering large parts of the world, to find the missing billions. Our films are renowned for uncovering the real events behind modern history’s key moments. This film is no exception and we expect it to build on its strong pre-sales to garner strong international interest.”

Mandy Chang, commissioning editor for BBC Storyville, said: “The dark story of Muammar al-Gaddafi, and what happened to the billions he amassed and stashed outside Libya during his lifetime is shrouded in mystery. As the Libyan people, robbed of vast reserves that Gaddafi took for himself, remain impoverished and locked in a power vacuum, two competing groups mount a hunt for the twelve and a half billion dollars, that Gaddafi hid in South Africa.”

The documentary will be part of several Storyville programs scheduled for this fall and winter. It is executive produced by Greg Sanderson and Karen Edwards for Brook Lapping at Zinc Media Group and distributed globally by All3Media International.

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LapLand _Finland

Have the wonderful opportunity to work with Joonas Berghäll from October film In Finland


Director Joonas Berghäll & sound recordist Jukka in Lapland just 1 km south of polar circle

 

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