"Simple As Water" (2021) is a deeply moving feature-length documentary film by Academy Award-winning director Megan Mylan that follows four Syrian families seeking asylum and safety across five countries. Epic in scope but intimate in feel, "Simple As Water" underscores the universal importance of family.
A discussion will follow with the director and two refugee resettlement workers.
This event is part of the library's Stories of Exile Series, which includes includes a reading group and two additional public programs taking place from September to December 2023. We'll be exploring the refugee experiences of Eastern European Jews in the Holocaust and those of contemporary Syrians who have fled their war-torn country. To find out more and register for the reading group and other programs, go to the Stories of Exile homepage.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Megan Mylan is an Oscar-winning documentary film director, also known for "Lost Boys of Sudan" and "Smile Pinki," which won an Academy Award in 2008. Her films have screened theatrically and on television throughout the world including HBO, PBS, ARTE, BBC, NHK, NDTV, Sundance Channel, Doordarshan and TV Brasil. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and multiple Emmy nominations.