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
Country: Ă‰tats-Unis, Tanzania
Duration: 82 min
Language: English, Swahili, Kichagga