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Lingru Kong
COL 299-H9
Debra Crank-Lewis
02/14/13
The Truth Has No Borders
I was born and raised in China until I was 19. Then I immigrated to America and live with my mother and Stepfather Matt. Matt is American, he is the 4th generation of German. Only lived in America for two years, I already start to confuse who I am. Am I Chinese? I was burned and had all my childhood there. My nationality is Chinese. My native language is Chinese, and both my biology parents are Chinese. Am I American? I am a Green Card holder. I master English. My stepfather and all his family are American, and I may live here for the rest of my life since then. I feel very confused when I being in a mixed races group because I don’t know where I belong to. Compare myself with Eliaichi Kimaro, I believe that she is more struggling with than me with the problem-who am I? Do we really need to separate people to different groups depends on our race, nationality, and gender? On Eliaichi Kimaro’s official website of her movie A Lot Like You. She introduces herself as a mixed-race and the first-generation American with a Tanzanian father and Korean mother. She never truly think she belong to either the Korean group or African American group. She was group up with her mother’s side relatives, which all Korean. After she once went back to Tanzania with her parents, she started to search her relatives of her father’s side. During the progress, she shot her first and the only one documentary called A Lot Like You. Eliaichi Kimaro is not a director, editor, or writer. At the beginning, her purpose of make a documentary is to record her father’s back home retired life, but it ended up with a documentary of her personal journey. She wrote in her statement The Truth Has No Borders of the official website of her movie A Lot Like You, “The themes and issues that surface throughout our film (trauma, mixed race identities, gender violence) are just the particulars of my own personal...
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