A Lot Like You

A Film by Eliaichi Kimaro

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TEDxSeattle – Why the World Needs Your Story

January 24, 2017

I’m excited to share that the video of my TEDxSeattle talk is FINALLY live!!! When I started working on this talk in July, I couldn’t have imagined how vulnerable I would feel, delivering what now seems like a timely counter narrative to a packed McCaw Hall, just 2 weeks after […]


July 17, 2016

Hey SEATTLE, We’re excited to announce that A LOT LIKE YOU is part of this year’s Indie Film Week on KCTS9 Reel NW.  Our broadcast date is Wed 7/20 at 10pm. KCTS 9’s popular indie film series REEL NW is back, to the delight of film buffs throughout the Pacific Northwest. […]

5 years ago today…

May 24, 2016

5 years ago today, Seattle International Film Festival rolled out the red carpet for the World Premiere of A LOT LIKE YOU at my all-time favorite theater, Harvard Exit (RIP). Being there with my beloved creative team–Tom Kenney, Pete Droge, and Eric Frith. And having Mom as a surprise guest […]

Reviewing LWGMS Girls’ Social Justice Shorts

January 20, 2016

I had the pleasure of reuniting with my fellow female doc filmmaker friends (LtoR: Cassy Soden, Amy Benson, Gretchen Burger) for one of my favorite on-site Work-In-Progress (WIP) gigs. This was our 2nd year working with the 8th grade girls at Lake WA Girls Middle School, offering feedback on the […]

DesignGood picks 9 Docs that will Open Your Eyes

January 9, 2016

Happy (solar) New Year, Everyone! We were delighted to learn that DesignGood named A LOT LIKE YOU one of 9 Docs that will Open Your Eyes.  As their post reads, “[a] compelling documentary can make you see the world in a new way and inspire social change. For today’s Design9, we’re highlighting […]

I break for art…

November 30, 2015

Apologies for the extended absence.  There’s been lots going on over here, and we’ll have some exciting updates in the very near future…plus some longer blog posts about our summer in Tanzania. But for now, I just wanted to drop in to share some exciting news.  My daughter Lucy Lu (age […]

Eva B.A. ~ (8th grade reviews ALLY)

September 23, 2015

This film evoked a feeling of uncertainty of the space between right and wrong.  The culture of this tribe is so far from our reality that, honesty, I don’t believe that we have the right to label their beliefs and customs ourselves.  This film gave me such an uncomfortable feeling […]

Phoebe ~ (8th grade reviews ALLY)

September 16, 2015

I thought that the film was very enlightening and powerful because it was very personal, but at the same time it showed us so much about the Chagga.  I loved how we could clearly see that the topic was important to the filmmaker, and how each story tied in to […]

Mikaela ~ (8th grade reviews ALLY)

July 7, 2015

Dear Eli, Thank you for coming in to talk to us and show your film.  The journey in my mind that your film took me is one one that had too many important stops along the way. Your film helped me realize the importance of truth and dedication.  I think […]

Brook ~ (8th grade reviews ALLY)

June 30, 2015

I was very moved by this film. I think all of the bravery and courage was outstanding. It was amazing to see the women from the tribe have an opportunity to share their stories the way that they remembered them. The fact that everything was shared on camera was very […]

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