Type: Short film; Experimental
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.