So happy to find out this morning that A Lot Like You won the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at this year’s Asian American International Film Festival!!!
Tender, intellectual, and reflective, director/writer Eliaichi Kimaro explores her intricate identity as a Tanzanian-Korean mixed-race, first-generation American in her award-winning documentary. A LOT LIKE YOU lodges a personal lens to the perception of postcolonial and immigrant histories, confidently and sincerely bringing out the conversation between the individual, family and culture.
Since 1987, AAIFF founded by Asian Cinevision, Inc. (ACV), is a non-profit national media arts organization that annually presents international films of Asian descent.
The award acknowledges the best in Asian American filmmaking and emerging directors. The awards were announced Sunday night by artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, YellowGurl.com.
Many thanks to the proud sponsors who helped make this year’s festival possible, including Art Works, AARP, Asian On Film, Asian American Film Lab, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York Times Community Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Macys, MOCA, Wells Fargo, and Woo Creative.