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A lot like you / a 9elephants production in association with Byrd Productions ; producer, Pete Droge, Eric Frith, Thomas Kenney ; a film by Eliaichi Kimaro ; directed by Eliaichi Kimaro ; written and produced by Eliaichi Kimaro, Eric Frith
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Seattle, WA : Nine Elephants, [2012]
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  DT443.3 .W33 L67 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Kimaro, Eliaichi
Subject(s) Families -- United States
Racially mixed people -- United States
Chaga (African people) -- Social rites and customs
Subject Kilimanjaro Region (Tanzania) -- Social life and customs
Subject(s) Family secrets
Sex crimes
Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Physical Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD-R; NTSC; letterbox; stereo
Both the educational version and the feature length film are included in this DVD set
Credits Original music, Pete Droge ; editor, Eric Frith
Note Originally produced in 2012
Contents Disc 1. Educational version (55 min.) -- Disc 2. Feature length film (82 min.)
Note Feature length version includes audio commentary, Eliaichi Kimaro on The high bar, deleted scenes, music video
Summary "A Lot Like You follows the journey of filmmaker and domestic violence counselor Eliaichi Kimaro to the Chagga tribe in Mount Kilimanjaro to explore her paternal roots. Kimaro, a mixed race, first-generation American with a Tanzanian father and Korean mother, chose to make this film to deepen her understanding and relationship with the Chagga culture and people. It presents a picture of a family that has changed because of national and familial politics, and discusses a variety of subject matter within the Chagga tribe, such as education, history, politics, tradition, social hierarchies, marriage and rape. Kimaro eventually finds a connection with the women in her family because of their similar experiences of sexual abuse. Although the memories they harbor are unpleasant and painful to talk about, the acknowledgment of their pasts brings closure and peace. Kimaro's film reminds the viewer that even the most inexplicable of experiences will eventually find their meaning in the right context where one can finally say, 'I understand, because I am a lot like you'"-- from website
Awards 2012 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, best documentary award ; 2012 Asian American International Film Festival, best documentary award ; 2012 Female Eye Film Festival, best documentary award ; 2011 Montreal International Black Film Festival, best documentary feature ; 2011 African Diaspora International Film Festival, best film directed by a woman of color
Alternate Author Kimaro, Eliaichi
Frith, Eric
9elephants Productions
Byrd Productions

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