Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Anderson School History Pub

A Lot Like You: Film Screening & Discussion

Anderson School - Haynes' Hall

6 pm doors, 7 pm program


All ages welcome

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About A Lot Like You: Film Screening & Discussion

A Lot Like You: Film Screening & Discussion

Presented by Seattle filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro

Director/writer and Seattleite Eliaichi Kimaro is a mixed-race, first-generation American with a Tanzanian father and Korean mother.  When her parents retire and move back to Tanzania, Kimaro begins a film project that examines the intricate fabric of multiracial identity, and grapples with the complex ties that children of immigrants have to the lands and cultures of their parents.

Kimaro's film, A Lot Like You, premiered in 2011, and went on to win 6 best documentary awards on the film festival circuit before airing nationally on PBS. In 2016, she was invited to speak at the TEDxSeattle Conference. In her talk, “Why the World Needs Your Story,” Kimaro reflects on what her film has taught her about the power of story.

The filmmaker will introduce the film, and engage the audience in a post-screening discussion. A Lot Like You raises questions about the cultures we inherit and the cultures we choose to pass down. After screenings, audience members often reflect on how the themes of identity, history, contradiction and migration explored in the film have played out in their own lives. The filmmaker will share what this film has taught her about the power of stories to transform and heal not just the speaker, but the listener as well.

Website: http://alotlikeyoumovie.com

Film trailer: https://vimeo.com/23098957

About the Speaker:

ELIAICHI SADIKIEL KIMARO worked for 12 years as a trauma counselor, supporting survivors of abuse, before turning to art.  A self-taught artist, Eliaichi will learn whatever medium it takes to tell the story that is emerging.  Over the past 40 years, she has used writing, music, photography, film, storytelling, and now visual art to explore her personal and family narratives.

For her work in film and art, she has been the recipient of numerous grants, residencies and fellowships.  She has served on non-profit Boards, art grant panels, film festival juries, and museum exhibition planning committees – all with the goal of elevating diverse voices in art and media.

About Anderson School History Pub

Anderson School History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp