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Interview With Eli Kimaro, Director of A LOT LIKE YOU

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Interview With Eli Kimaro, Director of A LOT LIKE YOU

December 28, 2016

Director Eliaichi Kimaro stopped by KCTS 9 to discuss her film A LOT LIKE YOU.

A LOT LIKE YOU takes us on a personal journey into the most vulnerable corners of a family history spanning generations and continents. This layered documentary starts with a familiar exploration of mixed-race identity as the narrator searches for her roots, but brings the discussion to surprising levels of personal and political self-awareness. Fresh and inspired, tender and uncommonly smart, A LOT LIKE YOU triumphs as an exemplary work of first-person documentary for the 21st century.

Eli Kimaro with her parents.

Watch A LOT LIKE YOU on KCTS 9 Dec 31 at 3:30 p.m. Also streaming for a limited time.


A LOT LIKE YOU airs on KCTS 9 Dec 31 3:30p
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Laila Kazmi

@Lailakaz — Laila Kazmi is an award-winning senior producer and writer at KCTS 9. Her first love is discovering and telling stories of diverse people, places, and history. She has lived in Karachi, Bahrain, Chicago, and Seattle. At KCTS 9, Laila pitched, launched, and produces the series Borders & Heritage, featuring stories of immigrant and refugee experience in the Pacific Northwest and produces the series Reel NW, featuring independent films from and about the Pacific Northwest. Laila has produced stories for IN Close and for PIE. Laila's video stories have appeared on KCTS 9, PBS NewsHour Art Beat, World Channel at WGBH, and KPBS. Her articles have been published in PBS NewsHour Art Beat, The Seattle Times, Seattle PI, COLORLINES, and Pakistan's daily Dawn.

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