Simple as Water
Date(s) - 09/14/2023
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
The Detroit Institute of Arts
on website USD
USA/2021-directed by Megan Mylan | 97 mins
Megan Mylan’s new documentary feature takes a humble idea: telling intimate and humanizing stories of Syrian families affected by their home country’s civil war.
Filmed over five years in five separate countries, Simple as Water is anything but simple when it comes to its technical achievements, weaving together familiar immigrant narratives in ways that still manage to surprise and stun.
The Southeast Michigan Refugee Collaborative (SEMIRC) in partnership with the Detroit Detroit Film Theatre will present a free screening of Simple as Water as part of the inaugural year of Michigan’s first Refugee Film Festival. SEMIRC is the state’s largest refugee response collective with a broad range of members including refugee resettlement agencies, government partners and other organizations working to foster vibrant communities in the region.