A Lot Like You

A Film by Eliaichi Kimaro

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1 in 3 Tanzanian girls are sexually abused

August 10, 2011

UNICEF just released a study that found that nearly 1 in 3 Tanzanian girls are sexually abused before the age of 18.  The rate of sexual abuse for boys is approximately 1 in 7. From BBC News: UNICEF official Andy Brooks said the survey was the most comprehensive carried out on […]

A Lot Like You at the Watering Hole (Moshi, TZ)

July 8, 2011

Dad, Sia Mosha (Vunjo principal), Sister Florence, Cousin Dalton (Awonyisa’s son)   Here’s mom’s account of the ALLY fundraising screening on July 7th at a bar in Moshi called The Watering Hole. Mom and I agreed that funds raised at this screening would help cover construction costs of a girls’ […]

The Revolution Starts at Home

June 2, 2011

At every screening, concerned viewers ask me whether the living conditions for women in Tanzania have changed.  Are girls still subjected to FGM…are they still being forced into marriage the same way?  The answer to this question is incredibly complex. The truth is, we are all struggling to find ways to end violence in our […]

SiffTV – Seattle International Film Festival – Director Eli Kimaro

May 30, 2011

SiffTV – Seattle International Film Festival – Director Eli Kimaro. I had the pleasure of sitting down to talk with the fabulous Sharon Conner (SIFFtv/HBO), and enjoyed having the opportunity to reflect on our process of finding the story.    We did a pretty good job of covering our 8-year journey in 8 minutes!!  See for yourself…

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 […]

Pete Droge and Eliaichi Kimaro on New Day NW

May 23, 2011

We had a great time meeting with Margaret Larson (New Day NW).   Pete performs the title song “A Lot Like You,” and Eliaichi joins the show to discuss her documentary.  Click here to watch the full 9-min segment. Local filmmaker documents emotional search for self A new documentary from Seattle-based filmmaker, Eliaichi Kimaro, called A […]

The Sun Break recommends ALLY

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 […]

Nancy Guppy interviews Pete and Eli

May 20, 2011

Nancy Guppy chatted with Pete and Eli as part of Art Zone’s special coverage of the Seattle International Film Festival opening night gala!  You’ll find us here at Minute 13…

“Out of Africa”

May 18, 2011

  How lucky are we to have A Lot Like You featured in the SIFF guide issue of Seattle Weekly!?!  I couldn’t believe how much ground Brian Miller covered in our interview last week.  And I’ve been curious ever since to see how this story would coalesce. To read Millers’ full article, click here… Well, […]

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