A Lot Like You

A Film by Eliaichi Kimaro

Maite ~ (8th Grade reviews ALLY)

March 11, 2015

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Dear Ms. Kimaro,

I really enjoyed your film. I thought it was amazing. All the music and shots were beautiful. I really like the animation in the part about your dad.  I thought it was really creative and helped show the story.

The interviews with your aunts were amazing and shocking. It really got me thinking of how different our cultures are. It really got me aware of how lucky we are in America, and how much we revolve around money.

It shows how much our world is so different from others. It’s both different in good ways and in bad. Even though those African villages don’t have much money, they use their resources to make food, houses, clothes, and all kinds of things. Us Americans have technology, fast food, electricity, and money.  Even though we have the money to make this nice stuff, we’re slowly killing the earth as we do it.

But the abuse towards women is terrible. The female circumcision is awful, but over there that’s a normal thing done. The wedding kidnapping is also really awful. I think your dad was trying to defend it for a little bit. I think that he was under pressure to defend it. I really liked your mom and your dad, but your mom was great.

I loved your film and hopefully you might make a new one. Thank you so much for coming and sharing your story with us.



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