A Lot Like You

A Film by Eliaichi Kimaro

Tag Archives: Story

TEDxSeattle – Why the World Needs Your Story

January 24, 2017

I’m excited to share that the video of my TEDxSeattle talk is FINALLY live!!! When I started working on this talk in July, I couldn’t have imagined how vulnerable I would feel, delivering what now seems like a timely counter narrative to a packed McCaw Hall, just 2 weeks after […]

Documenting the Diaspora Series

March 7, 2015

Filmmaker discusses personal history, identity as queer black woman

February 26, 2015

Eliaichi Kimaro encourages reflection on intersectionality as part of Black Heritage Series By Taneil Ruffin Brown University Brown Daily Herald Senior Staff Writer   “I felt like I had an understanding politically of what it meant . . . to be a queer black woman, but I was grappling with […]

Thoughts on Blackness, Identity & The Power of Story

February 24, 2015

Today, I found an article in Salon about Jessica WIlliams that inspired the piece below.  I thought I might use it to frame my talk at Brown University this evening…but then upon arriving, we decided to change the format, opting for a more  intimate conversation about my film journey.  So […]

Brown University lecture

February 18, 2015

Next week at Brown University, I will be examining our film journey through the lens of race, culture & identity. From their event listing: Eliaichi Kimaro is a social justice activist and award-winning documentary film maker of Tanzanian and Korean descent. Eliaichi Kimaro is also the founder/director of 9elephants productions, a […]

RCC students see cultural share benefit

December 17, 2014

DECEMBER 15, 2014 5:00 AM • RACHEL RODGERS H&R STAFF WRITER DECATUR – A shared story can transform a life, and truth that is never spoken can never lead to change. This was the message that director Eliaichi Kimaro delivered to students, faculty and staff during a visit to Richland Community College. […]

Andrew Solomon on TED

June 6, 2014

On Monday, I came across this TED talk, but didn’t have time to watch it.  I kept this page open on my desktop all week.  Every time I’d come back to it, I’d think, “Man, I’ve got to listen to this when I have time.” This morning, I had time. […]

ALLY reaches Ira Glass

May 5, 2014

This day has been a looong time coming… Feeling profoundly grateful I finally had the opportunity to share A Lot Like You (DVD & soundtrack) with Ira Glass. Amidst a crowd, I managed to tell Ira what a pivotal role he played in the making of our film.   In […]

Collective Eye blog highlights female filmmakers

March 28, 2014

In honor of Women’s History Month, our educational distributors ~ Collective Eye ~ asked female filmmakers to reflect on their experiences as women in the film industry.   What they shared is enlightening, inspiring, and insightful.  You can read the full blog post HERE. I had the pleasure of answering their final question (see […]

Join the ALLY Conversation!!

February 17, 2014

If you just found us following the PBS broadcast of A Lot Like You on AfroPop ~ Welcome!!   Over the past 3 years, we have been hearing from viewers around the world about the amazing conversations inspired by our film that continue long after our movie ends.  So we created the ALLY Project to make a […]

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