A Lot Like You

A Film by Eliaichi Kimaro

Category Archives: ALLY Project

Adeline – 8th grade reviews ALLY

June 10, 2015

This film made me reflect on my family.  I am first generation as well, and seeing that film made me wonder if I went to my father’s birth place, what would I find. If I met that part of his family, what would they tell me about my heritage?  What […]

Tana-Isabela ~ 8th grade reviews ALLY

June 3, 2015

Dear Eli, Thank you so much for sharing your unique story with my classmates and me. I visited Tanzania last summer on a volunteer trip, and I was amazed by the country and its people. Our group leader and many of her friends were Chagga. Like you, they were brave […]

A LOT LIKE YOU is now Available on iTunes!!!!

May 20, 2015

It’s OFFICIAL!!!!  A Lot Like You is now available on iTunes!  We just published this SPRING 2015 NEWSLETTER for ALLY friends and family, bringing them up to date on all the places we’ve been and all that we’ve been up to. And then, in a follow-up email to Producer/Editor Eric Frith, I wrote: […]


March 31, 2015

Filmmakers ask ‘Who am I?’ with two documentaries Being mixed race in America often means fielding confusing questions about one’s heritage. These questions aren’t simply answered with the name of a place, but are inherently tied up with history. Often that history is dark, as migration often comes with stories […]

Joint screenings in Oakland

March 24, 2015

Just wanted to share a few snapshots of our screening events in Oakland, where I partnered with Faith Adiele to show our respective films about our journeys to uncover the cultural roots of our Blackness. Following the screening(s) we engaged our audiences in a more in depth discussions about identity and belonging […]

Maite ~ (8th Grade reviews ALLY)

March 11, 2015

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 […]

5 screening events in the Bay Area

March 9, 2015

DOCUMENTING THE DIASPORA: A TANZANIAN-KOREAN & AFRO-VIKING GO HOME Bay Area Circuit May 19-20 2015 Hey San Francisco/Oakland friends, Excited to announce that we have 5 upcoming screening events in 2 days!!! From the Press Release:  “Tanzanian-Korean-American filmmaker/activist Eliaichi Kimaro will be on hand to introduce A LOT LIKE YOU, […]

Documenting the Diaspora Series

March 7, 2015

Isabelle ~ (8th Grade reviews ALLY)

March 4, 2015

What drew me into this movie the most were the stories. They were personal and realistic, and they created a connection between girls, boys, men, and women on opposite sides of the globe. The shocking discoveries and information shared amazed me, but it was the personal side of the movie […]

Filmmaker discusses personal history, identity as queer black woman

February 26, 2015

Eliaichi Kimaro encourages reflection on intersectionality as part of Black Heritage Series By Taneil Ruffin Brown University Brown Daily Herald Senior Staff Writer   “I felt like I had an understanding politically of what it meant . . . to be a queer black woman, but I was grappling with […]

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