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Politics at the Movies: Simple as Water

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Simple as Water 

An HBO documentary that follows Syrian families across 5 countries and 5 years of war and displacement 

Thursday, February 29,  5 – 7 PM

in the Heritage Room (LIB 103) 

Simple as Water is a love story celebrating the bonds of family. Oscar®-winning director Megan Mylan documents Syrian families filmed over five years in five countries to reveal the impact of war, separation, and displacement. The film follows: Yasmin, a mother of four living in a tent in the port of Athens; Samra, a widow on the Turkey-Syria border grappling with the decision to leave her children in an orphanage in hopes of giving them a better chance in life; 22-year-old Omar, who's taken on the role of parent to his younger brother in Pennsylvania; Diaa, who's remained in Syria while tirelessly searching for her "disappeared" son; and Safwan, who lives in temporary housing in Germany and laments lost milestones with his children. Epic in scope but intimate in feel, Simple As Water underscores the universal importance of family.

We’ll be serving food to all attendees.

Politics at the Movies: Simple as Water