A Lot Like You

A Film by Eliaichi Kimaro

Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival (Los Angeles)

May 22, 2012

From “Worlds Apart” to “A Lot Like You”: A Filmmaker’s Journey
Saturday, June 16, 2012
12:30PM – 1:30PM
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy – Democracy Forum

Director Eliaichi Kimaro reflects on the power of personal storytelling to mobilize people, ignite dialogue, and contribute to the groundswell that leads to change…

Having worked for 15 years as a community organizer and trauma counselor in Washington, DC and Seattle, Ms. Kimaro took her activism to a wider audience by merging her beliefs, experiences and creativity in the medium of film. The result is her directorial debut, the award-winning personal documentary, A Lot Like You.

Using her film journey as a backdrop, Ms. Kimaro will engage the Mixed Roots community in discussion about the important connections between creative expression and experience in strategically re-centering conversations around ethnicity, identity, culture, accountability and justice.

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