A Lot Like You

A Film by Eliaichi Kimaro

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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 […]

indieWIRE previews ALLY’s NY screening

November 2, 2011

indieWIRE’s blog, Shadow and Act, previewed A Lot Like You for its upcoming screening at the African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York on Thursday 12/8. If you’re in town, I will also be speaking on a panel about “Monetizing Independent Cinema” on Saturday 12/10 at 2pm at Columbia University (Teacher’s College). […]

ALLY wins Best Documentary in Montreal!

October 4, 2011

The Best Documentary Feature film award went to Eliaichi Kimaro for A LOT LIKE YOU (Tanzania/U.S.). The jury had this to say about the film: “This story, which borders on a legend, will touch everyone’s heart, regardless of gender, colour, personal history and social condition: the most optimistic of the […]

Turning to the Past to Envision a Different Future: Family Accountability in Eliaichi Kimaro’s “A Lot Like You”

September 8, 2011

I’m SO incredibly grateful to Wendy Elisheva Somerson for the depth she brings to this generous, complex, insightful article about our film!! A huge thank you to Wendy and Tikkun magazine for digging deep and taking this conversation to a whole new level… …What begins Kimaro’s journey through her family’s cultural […]

Share your opinion of ALLY with The New York Times!

June 21, 2011

Hey there, ALLY allies! Fancy yourself a film critic?  Care to share your thoughts/impressions of our film with The New York Times?   Then please consider rating and/or reviewing our film on our New York Times movie review page HERE… It’s free, quick and easy, and will make a h-u-g-e difference in generating interest in our film!! […]

ALLY is SIFF ’11 Top Ten Audience Pick!!

June 12, 2011

Artwork by Hilary Painter, from Ms. Mackoff’s Women’s Lit Class @ Roosevelt HS…   Best Documentary Golden Space Needle Award To Be Heard, directed by Roland Legiardi-Laura, Amy Sultan, Deborah Shaffer, Edwin Martinez (USA, 2010) First runner up: Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey, directed by Constance Marks (USA, 2011) Second […]

ALLY in Seattle Woman Magazine (June 2011)

May 30, 2011

Earlier this month, I read in the NY Times that for the first time, four films by women directors were in competition for the coveted Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes.  So I was especially delighted when, later that same day, I learned that Seattle Woman Magazine was interested in profiling local women […]

Moving Picture Network — A Lot Like You

May 27, 2011

Reviewed by Christy Karras (from the 2011 Seattle International Film Festival) Directed by: Eliaichi Kimaro Written by: Eliaichi Kimaro and Eric Frith Featuring: Eliaichi Kimaro, Sadikiel Kimaro, Young Kimaro, Awonyisa Ngowe and Ndereriosa Shao Creating a documentary often involves long journeys down twisting paths that may change as they go. […]

Audience reviews — Zheng

May 25, 2011

A very personal journey, May 25, 2011 By justzheng  Seattle local Eliaichi Kimaro, born half-Tanzanian-half-Korean, went to Tanzania to find a deeper understanding of her paternal root. During her several years of filming, however, the focus shifted to somewhere else… and then to somewhere totally unexpected, when the issue of […]

The Sun Break recommends ALLY

May 23, 2011

Audrey reviews what SIFF films the folks at The SunBreak saw opening weekend, and the ones that they’re looking forward to over the next few days. So happpy to see A Lot Like You highlighted as a Must See film in the coming week: A Lot Like You When local […]

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