As our film makes its way onto the campus lecture circuit, I’m having more opportunities to step out from behind the film, and reflect on our 8-year journey from Worlds Apart to A Lot Like You.
These talks run parallel to the film and provide more context about the the story behind the story, while creating opportunities to engage meaningfully in discussions about gender, culture, race, identity, story, art and activism.
Upcoming Lecture dates:
October 14 @ 1pm: Lincoln Land Community College (Springfield, IL)
October 15 @ 6pm: DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
October 16 @ 1pm: DePaul University (Chicago, IL). ”Exploring Identity Through Story”
October 17 @ 7pm: Knox College (Galesburg, IL).
October 23 @ 12pm & 7pm: University of New England (Maine).
November 7 @ 6pm: University of Washington (graduate program in Communications)
Check out these beautiful promo materials for our DePaul Univ events–designed by DePaul student Mohammed Dardiri.
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013
Cortelyou Commons, 2324 N Fremont St.
Join documentary filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro for a screening and discussion of scenes from A Lot Like You, her own original autobiographical journey of self-discovery. Her film follows her experience as a mixed-race, first-generation American reconciling the culture she’s inherited with how she defines herself today.
CULTURAL CAFÉ: EXPLORING IDENTITY THROUGH STORY
Student Center 314AB, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Focusing on the power of personal narrative, documentary filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro uncovers why it is critical that we find a way to share our stories with others. This workshop will explore our understanding of who we are, where we come from and where we belong.