queer, mixed, 1st gen American filmmaker/artist/activist/writer/mama who believes in the power of story
I’m a storyteller who will learn whatever medium it takes to tell the story that is emerging.
Activist/Artist/Filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro is director of 9elephants productions, a company that uses art and video to bring stories of struggle, resistance and survival to a broader audience.
9elephants has produced over 80 videos for local and national non-profits working within underserved communities to address social and economic justice issues. Kimaro brings a lifetime of personal and professional experience exploring issues of culture, identity, race, class, and gender to her Award-winning directorial debut, A Lot Like You.
Kimaro has been on the campus/conference lecture circuit for the past 6 years, engaging with communities around the world about the issues raised in her film, including gender-based violence, cultural identity and the power of personal storytelling. These keynotes culminated in her TEDxSeattle talk last year, “Why the World Needs Your Story.”