A film with a powerful message
A prize-winning new documentary, “A Lot Like You,” will screen at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Vashon Theatre. The film is directed by Eliaichi Kimaro, a first-generation American with a Tanzanian father and Korean mother who traveled to Tanzania in 2004 to make a film about her father. Instead, she ended up telling the stories of female members of her father’s family in Tanzania and the culture of violence and abuse that often pervades their relationships with men.
A number of Islanders were involved in the film. Pete Droge produced the film and composed music for it, and Elaine Summers was the film’s executive music producer. Eric Frith served as producer, editor and co-writer, and Jeff Hoyt was a voice coach on the film. Terri Bassett provided graphics and animation. The screening is a benefit for the DoVE Project, an organization that helps survivors of domestic violence. Tickets are $10.
(Feature article coming next Wednesday–
the first group interview with Pete Droge, Eric Frith & Eliaichi Kimaro…)