Type: Short film; Experimental

Runtime: 4:41

Shooting format: Digital

Aspect ratio: 16:9

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.