“Michigan Divided,” a documentary exploring the corrosive hyper-partisanship of today’s political climate through the lives of Michigan families, will be shown at the Detroit Institute of the Arts and the University of Michigan
Bridge Magazine and The Center for Michigan spent 2017 chronicling the lives of Michigan voters across the political spectrum. From the Upper Peninsula, to Lansing, to Flint, Grand Rapids and Jackson, the resulting documentary captures our deeply divided culture, the impact of those divisions, and the search for common ground on policies that will help all of Michigan move forward.
The film, directed by Al Lilly, premiered in March and has been shown across Michigan.
The documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Detroit Institute of the Art’s Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Ave. Tickets are free, but it’s recommended you reserve seats.
“Michigan Divided” also will be shown on the campus of the University of Michigan at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Annenberg Auditorium in Weill Hall, home of the Ford School of Public Policy, 735 S. State St. Admission is free, and registration is available here.
Following the 48-minute documentary at both showings, there will be a guided 30-minute conversation that gives participants the opportunity to discuss the political divide, and explore ways you can help your community be more unified.
For those who cannot make it out to the events at the Detroit Institute of Arts or University of Michigan, we have streamed the documentary online on Facebook Live. Below is the live stream from August, leading up to the primary. We will look to have more online town halls leading up to the general election.