A Lot Like You

A Film by Eliaichi Kimaro

Category Archives: Articles/Interviews

ALLY in Collective Eye Blog

August 28, 2013

So delighted to be the featured Filmmaker Interview this month on our educational distributor Collective Eye‘s blog!  (I’ve reprinted the interview below, but original can be found here.)   What was the target audience that you were intentionally gearing the film towards when beginning production, and how has it changed?My […]

ALLY featured in JADE Magazine

April 7, 2013

Many thanks to our friends at Jade Magazine for taking the time to talk with us about our film journey.  (Click here to read the interview in the March/April 2013 issue.) When Eli Kimaro set out to make her first film, little did she know how different it would turn out from her […]

ALLYProject + Interesting article

March 21, 2013

This film makes me think about my past, my history.Where am I from. I don’t even know.My parents never talk about our ancestors, who they are,where they live, and how do they connect to me.Now seeing this film, I hope I can talk to my parents about where they came […]

Meet Anna Goren — ALLY’s Outreach/Engagement Intern

March 13, 2013

I’m thrilled to join Eli and the A Lot Like You [ALLY] Project. This film and project cover a huge breadth of subject matter familiar to me, having participated in anti-racism and social work, and studying International Development; race, social empowerment, cultural relativism, women’s rights, and more. The heart of […]

NAMAC Reviews ALLY Campaign

February 28, 2013

from National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC): Engaging Audiences: Two Brief Case Studies Author: Tracey Quezada Last month, I participated in an online, social engagement chat around the documentary film A Lot Like You. The chat, hosted by AfroPop/Black Public Media and the Center for Asian American Media, was held on ITVS’ OVEE platform. OVEE is […]

Film Review | A Lot Like You

January 31, 2013

By Caroline Teng (Original article posted at Schema Magazine) A Lot Like You follows the journey of filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro to the Chagga tribe in Mount Kilimanjaro to explore her paternal roots. Kimaro is an American-born Korean-Tanzanian domestic violence counselor, who despite her rich heritage considers herself very much American. Growing […]

SAAFF/ALLY in the Rainier Valley Post

January 28, 2013

 Rainier Valley Filmmaker Featured at theSeattle Asian American Film Festival  By Dominique Scalia, RVP Managing Editor   SEATTLE – From 2003 to 2007, Wes Kim directed the Northwest Asian American Film Festival in Seattle.  This year, co-Directors Kevin Bang and Vanessa Au are bringing it back under the name Seattle Asian […]

ALLY feature in today’s Seattle Times

January 25, 2013

Fri, Jan 25, 2013 Cross-cultural ties examined in documentary   By Sarah Stuteville Special to The Seattle Times “The bibimbap, is that dolsot?” asks documentary filmmaker Eli Kimaro looking up from the menu of Wabi-Sabi in Columbia City. She’s trying to gauge the authenticity of the Korean dish in question. This […]

Interview on NPR's Tell Me More

August 2, 2012

While on the east coast last week, I had the pleasure of popping in to NPR member station WBUR in Boston to talk with Michel Martin on her show Tell Me More about our film journey. You can listen to our conversation here (10min 3sec): [audio https://www.box.com/shared/static/d8b0231438d3c7519917.mp3] Tracing Her Tanzanian Roots in “A Lot Like […]

Stories: My Own and Why I Tell Them – from Guest Blogger Kausar Mohammed

July 17, 2012

Stories mean a lot to me.  I was the kid with thick glasses in kindergarten because I kept reading Harry Potter books under the covers, even after my mom turned the lights off.  I enjoyed hearing improvised tales from my grandma about princesses, who fought ghosts and angry fathers.  Then […]

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