Can you believe the festival is now only days away? Unbelievable! So everyone is coming to me saying, "I know the big headline films, what about some smaller, really personal stories?" Well, you can't go wrong with Eliaichi Kimaro's A Lot Like You (which recently won Best Documentary at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival)!
Activist turned filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro goes in search of her identity and discovers long held family secrets. Kimaro is the daughter of a Tanzanian father and Korean mother. Wanting to develop a stronger bond between herself and her African roots, Kimaro journeys to Tanzania. There she discovers that the cycle of violence she has been working hard to break in her US home is part of her family history and culture on another continent. This is a story of sweeping themes about violence against women, exile and return, multicultural identity-and intimate family details. It reveals how simply bearing witness to another person's suffering can break silences that have lasted for generations. Watch the trailer now!
A Lot Like You screens THIS SATURDAY at 3:00 PM and encores Wednesday, April 18 at 1:00 PM. Eliaichi Kimaro will be here for filmmaker Q&As after each showing!
THE INSIDER: What inspired you to seek out your father's tribe on Mt. Kilimanjaro and to document your experiences there?
ELIAICHI KIMARO: I'm a first-generation American. Dad is a Chagga tribesman from Tanzania and Mom is from Seoul, S Korea. I grew up
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