I am Eleven
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I am Eleven
Do you remember when you were 11? Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey traveled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving portrait of childhood. From an orphanage in India to a single-parent household in inner-city Melbourne, to bathing with elephants in Thailand, I AM ELEVEN explores the lives and thoughts of children from all around the world. It weaves together deeply personal and at times hilarious portraits of what it means to stand on the cusp between childhood and adolescence, that fleeting moment when childish naiveté has faded, yet teenaged self-consciousness has not yet taken hold. These young minds, still unguarded and remarkably honest, offer a powerful insight into the future of our world.
WINNER* – BEST DOCUMENTARY – Australian Inside Film Awards*
* determined by a national audience poll
WINNER – OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY – Newport Beach Film Festival
WINNER – AUDIENCE AWARD – Sao Paolo Film Festival
WINNER – AUDIENCE AWARD – Melbourne Int’l Film Festival
Montclair Film Festival & Cleveland Int'l Film Festival
Parents need to know that I Am Eleven is a poignant documentary that follows 11-year-olds from around the world as they share their thoughts, triumphs, and challenges. The kids, who hail from Australia, Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, India, Morocco, Japan, Sweden, Thailand, the United Kingdom, ...