A Lot Like You

Director: Eliaichi Kimaro
Countries: Tanzania and USA
Year: 2011
Running Time: 81 min.
Language: KiSwahili, KiChagga, and English

When Eliaichi’s father retires and moves back to Tanzania, she begins a film project that examines the intricate fabric of multiracial identity, and grapples with the complex ties that children have to the cultures of their parents. The film raises questions about the cultures we inherit and the cultures we choose to pass down, and reveals how simply bearing witness to another’s truth telling can break silences that have lasted lifetimes.

About the Director

Eliaichi Kimaro

KimaroBiography: Eliaichi Kimaro is a first-generation American filmmaker. Her father is Tanzanian and her mother is Korean. When her dad retired and moved back to Tanzania, she followed him to do a film about his side of the family, A Lot Like You, one she didn’t know much about. Her work unveiled a shocking history she didn’t expect.

(Source: http://www.npr.org/2012/08/02/157788525/tracing-her-familys-tension-longing-through-film)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
A Lot Like You (2014).

Filmography:
A Lot Like You (2011).