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A Lot Like You

raises questions about the cultures we inherit and the cultures we choose to pass down...

Videos

A Lot Like You Trailer (2011)

Overview

Genre
Personal Doc, Culture, Minorities, Social Issues, and Human Interest
Synopsis

Eliaichi Kimaro is a mixed-race, first-generation American with a Tanzanian father and Korean mother. When her retired father moves back to Tanzania, Eliaichi begins a project that evocatively examines the intricate fabric of multiracial identity, and grapples with the complex ties that children have to the cultures of their parents.

A Lot Like You raises questions about the cultures we inherit and the cultures we choose to pass down, and reveals how simply bearing witness to another's suffering can break silences that have lasted lifetimes.

Educational Subjects:
African American Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Gender Studies, Global Feminism, Multicultural Studies, Global Mixed Race Studies, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Women's Studies, Memoir Writing, Personal Narrative, Immigration and Refugee Studies, Intersectionality.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
80 and 52 minutes

Credits

  • Eliaichi Kimaro ... Director, Cinematographer, Writer
  • Thomas Kenney ... Producer, Lighting and Sound
  • Eric Frith ... Producer, Editor, Writer
  • Pete Droge ... Producer, Composer
  • Elaine Summers ... Executive Music Producer
  • Terri Bassett ... Graphics, Animation
  • Matt David ... Illustration

Production Details

Prod. Co.
9elephants productions LLC
Country
Tanzania - United Republic of
Years of Production
2004-2011
Locations
TANZANIA: Mt Kilimanjaro, Moshi, Dar es Salaam. USA: Seattle, Washington DC
Prod. Partners
Executive Producers: Connie Burk & Jake Fawcett. Additional funding & support provided by Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 4Culture, Artist Trust, the NW Film Forum, Mawazo Art Gallery & Cafe and Pacific Pioneer Fund.

Distribution Details

Release year
2011
Festivals
SIFF, San Francisco Int'l Asian American FF, Cleveland, Sarasota, Africa World Doc, Asian American Intl (NY), NY African Film Fest, Montreal Int'l Black, Rwanda, DisOrient Asian American, African Diaspora Int'l, Africa World Doc
Awards
AUDIENCE CHOICE@Asian American Intl FF; BEST DOC@SF Intl Asian American FF; BEST DOC@Female Eye FF; BEST DOC@Montreal Intl Black FF; BEST FILM@African Diaspora Intl FF; SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD@Disorient FF; TOP 10 AUDIENCE CHOICE@Seattle Intl FF
Broadcast (Acq.)
NBPC/APT/CPB for AfroPoP 2013
Language
English, Swahili, KiChagga
Subtitles
English

Photos

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