The Tampa Bay Film Society is very happy and honored to present to you this exclusive screening of “Simple as Water” in the presence of director & producer Megan Mylan, followed by a Q&A session right after the screening so make sure to stay after the show.
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.
Simple As Water was shortlisted for an Academy Award and nominated for Emmy, PGA and Peabody awards. Mylan has been recognized with an Independent Spirit Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Peabody and several Emmy nominations.
Black box theater is located on the 2nd level of university mall by the food court.
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOW.
SEATING IS BASED ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.
ALL TYPES OF CAMERA OR VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHY IS PROHIBITED BY LAW.