Hear Their Stories

Some of the people featured in the documentary Me, The Other

Me, The “Other,” is a powerful documentary sharing the life stories of students from the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, and Washtenaw Community College. Their stories comprise a wide range of experiences with racism, sexual harassment, chronic illness, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious prejudice, immigration, incarceration, mental health issues, suicide, and more.

Join a Virtual Panel Discussion - Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

As part of this year’s U-M DEI Summit celebrating Arts and Social Change, Voices of the Staff is hosting a virtual panel discussion featuring some of the creators and cast of the film. The Zoom session is open to the public. Learn more about this free event and register now

More about Me, The "Other"

A new director’s cut of the award-winning documentary film Me, The “Other” has been sponsored by the DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Office of the University of Michigan for the 2020-2021 academic year. The film is being made available for free to the staff and students of the college through their MiVideo streaming platform in the hopes that it will continue to create conversations about the social issues raised in the film through stories of twelve diverse students living in Washtenaw County.

“I believe,” says the film’s director and co-producer, Shidan Majidi, “that storytelling is a powerful tool in bridging the hearts and allowing us to have a deeper connection with our similarities and oneness as human souls.”

For more information about the film, please visit metheotherfilm.com

Related News

Crowd of staff at MStaff200 event

Staff Members Celebrated for Impact and Innovation

President Schlissel and AVP Rich Holcomb presented staff recognition awards virtually.