I AM ELEVEN
What does the world look like through the eyes of an 11-year-old? That’s the question Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey set off around the world to explore, and the result is an incredibly poignant feature film titled I AM ELEVEN.
I AM ELEVEN is a life-affirming global portrait of humanity at a crucial age – no longer children, not quite adults, preparing to inherit a world changing as quickly and dramatically as they are. This documentary focuses on a series of eleven-year-olds from 15 countries, each speaking in their own words and revealing the private obsessions and public concerns that animate their lives. It is simultaneously an epic survey of the similarities and distinctions between cultures and an intimate account of these young personalities finding their way in the world today.
As much as it is a story about them, it is a story with them, of what it is like to be eleven today. This documentary and www.iameleven.com presents strikingly personal portrayals of a generation exploring their take on personal and global issues.
I AM ELEVEN is screening around the country from July 19.