A Lot Like You

A Film by Eliaichi Kimaro

12/8/11 ~ BBC World News

December 8, 2011

Sitting down w/BBCWorldService in 2hrs. Hoping to clear my jetlagged head with some writing & a tepid cup o'watery joe.

Met with Leslie Goffe (BBC World News) at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library prior to our screening.  We had an intensely engaging conversation that covered a lot of ground in a very short period of time.  But I must admit to still being so green at radio–it’s SUCH an odd bird.  Hard for me to gage if he got all the info he needed.  I guess we’ll just have to see how it turns out.

Goffe pointed out that the timing of our screening was falling on the 50th anniversary of Tanzania’s Independence.  Yet another serendipitous screening date!!  It offered an interesting reference point – a chance to reflect on where we’ve come from, where we’re heading…a beautiful echo of our film’s theme of cultural inheritance and legacy.

BBC wants to run the interview this weekend, before the end of the festival.  I’ll be sure to forward the link as soon as I get it.

12/16/2011, 6:26am:  This just in–i’ve been told the BBC plans to air this interview during the holiday week of 12/25-1/2.  promise to share the link as soon as it comes my way!

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