Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

A Lot Like You


Year: 2011
Run Time: 80 minutes

A Lot Like You
A Lot Like You
A Lot Like You
A Lot Like You

With a father from Tanzania and a mother from South Korea, Eliachi Sadikiel Kimaro is a first-generation African-Asian-American, struggling with her own sense of identity. Ultimately, she realizes the importance of getting in touch with her African roots, and consequently decides to travel back to Tanzania to document her journey through A LOT LIKE YOU. But upon arrival she discovers that here she is more of an outsider than she ever was in America, with nothing but her name connecting her to this foreign world. That is until she almost accidentally bears witness to the stories of the women of her family—stories of trauma and survival they'd never even shared with each other. Trapped in a traditionally male-dominated society, her aunts open up about their pasts of rape and female circumcision. Through their revelations Eliaichi, a victim herself, is able to turn these shared experiences of abuse into a way to interpret her own identity as a woman. And along the way she and finds out she may be a lot more like these women than she ever realized. (In English, KiSwahili, and KiChaga with subtitles) – M.M.

A Lot Like You

CIFF36 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Friday, March 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Eliaichi Sadikiel Kimaro

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Mathieu Vadepied

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
Eliaichi Sadikiel Kimaro is a Seattle-based activist turned filmmaker who has worked for over 12 years as a professional trauma counselor for survivors of rape and abuse before making her first feature autobiographical documentary. She currently runs 9elephants Productions, producing videos that emphasize social justice for non-profit organizations.

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