A Lot Like You

A Film by Eliaichi Kimaro

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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 […]


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 […]

ALLY in Redland City News

October 19, 2013

It was a pleasure to connect with Hannah Amante at our recent screening event at the University of Redlands, CA.  Here is her write-up that appeared in the Redland City News. Award-Winning Filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro Visits University of Redlands, Uses Film to Begin Discussion on Culture and Diversity By Hannah […]

ALLY in Educational Media Reviews Online

October 3, 2013

A LOT LIKE YOU   Highly Recommended Reviewed by Jennifer Dean Graduate of the CUNY Graduate Center MALS program with thesis on female filmmakers. Date Entered: 9/5/2013  In A Lot Like You director Eliaichi Kimaro travels to Tanzania to learn of her father’s roots and gain a better understanding of her own […]

ALLY Review from Video Librarians

September 11, 2013

  A Lot Like You (2011) 2 discs. 80 min. DVD: $39.99 ($99 w/PPR): public libraries; $250 w/PPR: colleges & universities. Collective Eye (web: www.collectiveeye.org). Filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro sets out to explore the cultural roots of her “blackness” in this powerful documentary. Her father, Sadikiel Kimaro, was a high-achieving student inTanzania, and […]

ALLY Review in Eugene Weekly

August 23, 2013

A Lot Like You  screens this weekendas part of Eugene Celebration’s “Film Zone.” Aug. 24 @ 4:30 and 5:30 pm at Bijou Metro. Check out Adrian Black’s lovely review of our film below, in the current issue of Eugene Weekly.  . . . . . . . Celebrated Cinema Inside the ECFilmZone […]

DisOrient Asian American Film Festival

April 26, 2013

The centerpiece film is “A Lot Like You,” a documentary written and directed by Eliaichi Kimaro. The tagline for the film is “The Truth Has No Borders,” and it centers on Kimaro’s search for herself, growing up as a multiracial first-generation American. “I think if there’s a film that really […]

ALLY screening @ High Falls Film Festival

April 15, 2013

Sweet review in the City Paper:  “A Lot Like You” Filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro’s intensely personal documentary grew from a desire to explore her roots. Born to a Tanzanian father and Korean mother, but raised in America, Elaichi felt trapped between cultures, truly belonging to none. In an attempt to connect […]

ALLY featured in JADE Magazine

April 7, 2013

Many thanks to our friends at Jade Magazine (March/April 2013 issue) for taking the time to talk with us about our film journey.   When Eli Kimaro set out to make her first film, little did she know how different it would turn out from her initial idea of capturing her father’s […]

Film Review | A Lot Like You

January 31, 2013

By Caroline Teng (Original article posted at Schema Magazine) A Lot Like You follows the journey of filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro to the Chagga tribe in Mount Kilimanjaro to explore her paternal roots. Kimaro is an American-born Korean-Tanzanian domestic violence counselor, who despite her rich heritage considers herself very much American. Growing […]

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