A Lot Like You

A Film by Eliaichi Kimaro

Akirah ~ (8th Grade reviews ALLY)

February 4, 2015

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Dear Eli,

Thank you for showing the truths that hadn’t yet been voiced. I think that by telling your family’s story you helped to guide them to change. Being able to change and transform peoples lives like that is truly amazing and I envy you for having that spectacular talent.

A LOT LIKE YOU spoke to me in a lot of ways. I liked the overall theme of the movie which in my mind was finding who you are and then coming to the conclusion about what you want to tell/pass on to your children.

But I absolutely loved the themes that related to you and your family which, in my mind, was sexism, violence against a certain gender and childhood trauma. I loved how honest, vulnerable, and human your story is and I’m so happy that you made this documentary. And I found it amazing how the truths that were spoken by your aunts helped inspire you.

Again, thank you for your story. It was a fascinating and astonishing, and I hope to be able to tell a story as well as you one day.

– Akirah

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