Me, The 'Other' is a documentary film created in less than five months about a diverse group of students living in Washtenaw County in Southeast Michigan. Through their struggles, we find ourselves in each of them.
"I believe that at this critical juncture in our journey as a human race, we need a radical paradigm shift in our approach to the preservation of our collective home by starting to view our planet as one country and humanity its citizens. Elimination of prejudice is one of the fundamental principles in establishing this goal.
"Storytelling is a powerful tool in raising awareness and bridging the gaps. With this film, we set out to tell stories of a diverse cast of characters who are on some level experiencing prejudice in their lives. They come from various backgrounds but in that deep place inside, they are all essentially one… and we are one of them.
"My personal hope for this film is to expose that sacred place inside where beyond the clouded isms of race, religion, class, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical appearance-lies a place of light, warmth, hope, and pure love called the human soul." -Shidan Majidi, director/co-producer.
The film is coming to the Oberlin Friendship Festival following its recent sold-out world premiere in Ann Arbor, Michigan that attracted over 1,600 people and garnered a standing ovation. The film is perfectly aligned with local sponsor, Oberlin College’s Friendship Circle, which seeks to build community among people of all religious and cultural identities with a mission to unite community, faculty, and students around the basic principle of friendship as a radical tool for peacemaking and a unifying force in the broader Oberlin community.
Official Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHB_vmMnNJM