A Lot Like You

A Film by Eliaichi Kimaro

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Eliaichi Kimaro: on Cultural identity

April 17, 2012

a conversation with Warren Etheredge on The High Bar It’s been a longtime dream of mine to sit down with Warren to reflect on the evolution of our film from Worlds Apart to A Lot Like You.  So on the day of our interview, it took me a moment to shake the surreal-ness of […]


April 10, 2012

Can you believe the festival is now only days away? Unbelievable! So everyone is coming to me saying, “I know the big headline films, what about some smaller, really personal stories?” Well, you can’t go wrong with Eliaichi Kimaro’s A Lot Like You (which recently won Best Documentary at the […]

Feature in today’s CIFF daily blog

March 28, 2012

March 28th, 2012 @ 6:51am Filmmaker Eli Kimaro explores her roots Eli Kimaro is a first-generation American, with a Chagga father, from Tanzania, and Korean mother. In 2003, shortly after she was married, she panicked. When she thought about the children she and her husband might have and realized that […]

ALLY Review in Bitch Magazine (Spring 2012 issue)

February 29, 2012

A Lot Like You Director: Eliaichi Kimaro The documentary A Lot Like You begins with an image of the filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro’s daughter, Lucy, with Kimaro wondering in voiceover how she will answer the inevitable question of mixed-race children: “What am I, Mama?” A viewer might expect that such a […]

“A Lot Like You” article in the Citizen newspaper in Tanzania today

February 4, 2012

* The Citizen reposted Tyrone Beason’s article, Seattle filmmaker finds herself in her Tanzanian family which originally appeared in the Seattle Times (Jan. 29, 2012). this morning’s email from Mama:  Hello Eli, Mr. Shah congratulated me on the feature article in The Citizen* even before we had gotten our newspaper. So, Baba […]

fabulous article in the Seattle Times

January 29, 2012

our feature in the Seattle Times hits newsstands today, and we couldn’t be more grateful for this beautifully written, in-depth article from Tyrone Beason. if you’re viewing it online, be sure to scroll through the pictures. and if you happen to be in Seattle…might we say, it’s definitely worth seeing this layout […]

First World Music interview

January 3, 2012

On New Year’s Day, I was fortunate enough to have a long, in-depth conversation about our film journey with Akena Hammagaadji on his radio program, First World Music (WVKR 91.3FM). I’m very grateful to Akena for his thoughtful questions, and for being so generous with his time! You can check out the […]

Pacifica Radio interview

December 29, 2011

It looks like we’re managing to squeeze in one last interview before year’s end…tonight on NY’s Pacifica Radio. I very much look forward to discussing our film, and am grateful to have the upcoming encore ADIFF screening to direct NY listeners to.  But I must admit, I find the idea of a live phone-in radio […]

Interview with BBC World News – Focus on Africa

December 21, 2011

Our BBC interview went live today! From their site: An award winning documentary film looks at interracial marriages, gender violence and identity issues in Tanzania. The film, A Lot Like You, was directed by Tanzanian-American Eli Kimaro whose parents are Tanzanian and Korean. Ms Kimaro explained to BBC Africa’s reporter […]

Vashon Beachcomber – Doc lifts veil on generation of abuse…

November 9, 2011

  A documentary lifts a veil on a generation of abuse By LESLIE BROWN Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Editor Nov 09 2011 From left, Eric Frith, Pete Droge and Eliaichi Kimaro in Frith’s studio on the west side of Vashon, where the three of them spent a lot of hours producing […]

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