Type: Short film; Experimental
Runtime: 5 min 13 sec
Shooting format: Digital
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Year: 2021

Synopsis: A phone conversation sets the diasporic table as a disembodied figure prepares Qahwah Arabi / Arabic Coffee. Here, the contradictions inherent in Google Translate’s instant camera feature are made visible through glitched mistranslations. Using these flaws as a prompt, the communication between a mother and a daughter considers ambiguity as a source of embodied knowledge. 

Don’t Forget the Water was created with the generous support of Manitoba Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts.

  • ChristinaHajjarDFTW

Jury Prize for Best Manitoba Short Film
Gimli Film Festival, 2021

Audience Choice Award for Best Manitoba Short Film
Gimli Film Festival, 2021

Honourable Mention
Emerging Digital Artists Award (EDAA), EQ Bank and Trinity Square Video, 2021

Future of Film Showcase
2022

The School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa
2022

Toronto Arab Film Festival
2022

Toronto Queer Film Festival
2022

ReFrame Film Festival
2022

MENA Film Festival
2021

WNDX Film Festival
2021

Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
2021

Queer City Cinema Film Festival
2021

Photophobia Contemporary Moving Image Festival
2021

Gimli Film Festival
2021