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  • Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
  • Sept 12-16, 2018

Block 1 - Fellow Citizens (of the World)

Feature and shorts program, 128 min, Not rated

Free admission

Me, the Other
Me, the "Other"
The Season in the Mist
The Season in the Mist

About This Program

This program explores the theme of diversity in two documentary films. Starting off is the feature film, Me, the "Other," followed by a short, The Season in the Mist.  Both were filmed in Michigan, in the Ann Arbor area and Detroit, respectively.

Feature Presentation

Me, the "Other"

Documentary Feature, United States, 2018, 93 min, Color

A documentary featuring Washtenaw County Michigan students with diverse backgrounds and issues.

Great Lakes connection: The film features "otherness" and "oneness" stories of 12 students on 3 campuses in 1 Michigan county (Washtenaw). It was made entirely in Michigan.

Director: Shidan Majidi
Producers: Sherry Mirafzali, Shidan Majidi
Key Cast: Taylor, Veronica, Javier, Keiko, Tommy, Hussain, Kit, Ted, Christina, Sam, Celia, AJ

Awards: The Buddha International Film Festival (Pune, India), June 11, 2018, Best Documentary

Website  Trailer

The Season in the Mist

Director: Merajur Rahman Baruah

Documentary Short, United States, 2018, 36 min, Color

There is a fog of misunderstanding today that surrounds immigrants and the immigration debate. This story of Sikhs in America helps dispel that fog. In a time when the immigration debate may be more heated than ever, this film tells an immigrant story that America needs to hear.

Director: Merajur Rahman Baruah
Writer: Arifa Javed
Producer: Arifa Javed

Great Lakes Connection: The filmmaker lives and works in the Detroit area and all interviews were filmed in Michigan.



Wednesday, September 12, 6:30pm
Bayliss Library

Free admission


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