Eliaichi Kimaro

I love the stories that scars hold… I take those stories of survival and turn them into something beautiful to behold.

Eliaichi Kimaro is the founder of 9elephants productions, a company that uses film as a means of bringing stories of struggle, resistance and survival to a broader audience. Kimaro is the director of the award-winning documentary A Lot Like You, and her 5-year festival/campus/conference lecture tour culminated in her 2016 TEDxSeattle talk, “Why the World Needs Your Story.”

A self-taught artist, Kimaro has found encaustic painting to be a compelling medium for furthering the exploration of her personal family narrative – layered stories that breathe in and out of space and time.