Reel Inclusion: A Lot Like You

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As part of Unity Week 2020, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, Ball State University Libraries, Friends of Bracken Library, the Multicultural Center, and the Office of the Provost invite you to attend a screening of the film A Lot Like You as part of Reel Inclusion: A Film Series. This Unity Week program takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22 at 5:30 p.m. in AJ 175.

 

In A Lot Like You, filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro, a mixed-race, first-generation American of Tanzanian and Korean descent, examines her own racial identity and heritage by exploring her father’s life and upbringing and the culture of the Chagga people.  Through this filmmaking process, Kimaro uncovers and examines the ways in which trauma and sexual violence shaped her family history.

 

The film has a running time of 55 minutes.

 

Released in 2012, A Lot Like You was recognized with Best Documentary awards from the Asian American International Film Festival, the Female Eye Film Festival, and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.  This work was also recognized by the African Diaspora International Film Festival as the Best Film Directed by A Woman of Color.

 

As a warning, the film does contain graphic descriptions of sexual violence.

 

We hope to see you in attendance! Questions? Email the Office of Inclusive Excellence at ie@bsu.edu for more information about the program.