AfterEllen.com is happy to bring you the first episode of the new weekly video blog U People, which follows filmmakers and partners Hanifah Walidah and Olive Demetrius on their amazing and humorous journey to bringing their new documentary U People [The Extraordinary Lives of America’s Misunderstood] to the public. It also features roaming comedian Gloria Bigelow as she captures the U People stories of everyday extraordinary people on the street.
You can read our January ’07 interview with Hanifah for more information about her, or watch her on the fourth episode of She Said What?. But in the meantime, here’s a quick rundown on Hanifah and Olive:
Episode No. 1: “Fresh Out the Box”
*Hanifah’s Disclaimer: Olive didn’t have her contacts in, so she is not intoxicated, just blind.
Watch it now below!
Look for episode No. 2 of the U People vlog next Wednesday, and then new episodes on AfterEllen.com on Thursdays after that.