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

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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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