A Youtube vlogger experiences sexual violence at a party, and how she learns to cope with the after effects of trauma is seen through the eyes of her webcam. ‘Me Too’ is the public dramatization of a very private struggle faced by millions of women worldwide.
Content heads up: intense emotional depiction of impacts of sexual violence
Yo Lida, why haven’t you been blogging? I live for your shit!
Get up, come on girl.
I love this shade.
They won’t believe me.
Remember what happened to Amelia last year?
That’s different. Amelia was fucked up on G.
She’s always fucked up on G.
just because I wasn’t doing drugs, I’m not a slut?
Or just because she was doing drugs — she is a slut?
There’s no winning.
I can’t let this get out.
Hey sweetheart, do you mind if I come in?
I’d like to talk to you about your chemistry final.
You’ve been skipping meals… what’s up?
I know you’re better than this.
I mean, having phone calls, they’re telling me that you’re distracted in class,
showing up late, or not at all.
Have you been smoking too much weed, is that it?
Get the fuck out of my room! Get out!
I just feel like I’m a terrible person.
Hi guys. This post is gonna be different than my last post,
and that’s because…
I was raped.
The guy goes to my school.
He’s still there, getting away with this.
Living a normal life.
I know my life will never be normal again.
And that’s why I’m telling you this.
So if there’s anyone else out there, who’s gone through the same thing,
or need someone to talk to,
please reach out.
Because I’m here for you.
We can do this together.
Director: Maya Bastian
Maya Bastian (they/she) is an award winning filmmaker and writer with roots in conflict journalism. Her work has been shown in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, UK, France, Asia and across Canada. Her short drama AIR SHOW received national press and is currently airing on CBC. Her most recent film TIGRESS, produced by BLACKOUT MEDIA and India’s JAR PICTURES was supported by CBC, NETFLIX and the CANADIAN FILM CENTER, and participated in CANNESCOURT METRAGE 2021. It was nominated for a CEC AWARD and premiered at Festival de Nouveau Cinema Montreal. She is in development on multiple features with BLACKOUT MEDIA and SUITABLE PICTURES and is currently show running a 1/2 hour comedy series on race & representation ‘HOW TO BE BROWN’ with CINEFAM as well as co-writing and directing a paranormal mystery series with REFLECTOR ENTERTAINMENT. Her work frequently explores the trauma related to displacement and migration. She specializes in exploring untold stories from around the world, integrating the voices of each unique community through active engagement, research and open dialogue.
Her video installations and mixed-media artwork has shown at the Colombo Art Biennale, Gallery 46 Whitechapel, Shoshana Wayne LA, Artworks Downtown SF and more. She premiered her multi-media series ‘Post-Memory’ at Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and recently spent 8 weeks on residency in Palestine at the Al Ma’Mal Foundation.
She is a producer on the BIPOC women-led development team at CineFAM, is the founder of the X-Wave Mentorship series for BIPOC creators at Trinity Square Video and is vice-chair of the board of Whippersnapper Gallery in Toronto.
You can see her work and style at www.mayabastian.com