A lot like you

  • A lot like you
© Montreal International Black Film Festival 2011
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2011
Format : Feature
Running time : 82 (in minutes)

Eli Kimaro, goes in search of her roots and discovers long-held dark family secrets. Kimaro is the daughter of a Tanzanian father and Korean mother. Despite the fact that she spent many of her childhood summers in Tanzania, Kimaro never felt she developed a strong bond with the African side of her family. When her father retired to Tanzania to re-establish ties to his native Chagga tribe, Kimaro planned to document his journey on film as one of the few Chagga children to receive a first-rate Western education. Over the next eight years, Kimaro discovers a connection with her Chagga aunts- one based on sexual abuse that had been long hidden and never discussed among the family members.

A film by Eliaichi Kimaro

USA, 2011, 80 min, Doc, English and Swahili with English subtitles, Eliaichi Kimaro, dir

Documentary Feature

Country: États-Unis, Tanzania
Year: 2011
Duration: 82 min
Language: English, Swahili, Kichagga


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  • Gens de la Caraïbe
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  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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