Movie Sreening: I AM ELEVEN
May 7th at 7:30pm
Do you remember when you were 11?
Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey travelled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving documentary 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 around the world. I AM ELEVEN weaves together deeply personal and at times hilarious portraits of what it means to sit at this transitional age. These young minds provide us with a powerful insight into the future of our world.
As straight up and personal as the ’7 Up’ series, and with the comedy and honesty of ‘Spellbound’, this documentary enables us to explore an age where these ‘not quite kids, not quite teenagers’ briefly linger, between the frank openness and sometimes naivety of childhood, and the sharp and surprisingly brave wisdom and knowing of adulthood. As much as it is a story about them, it is a story with them, of what it is like to be eleven today. All tickets sold don't exactly benefit our organization but it does bring awareness to all of us. Tickets and donation SOLD at the door will help benefit our PLAYFWD programs directly and local school beneficiaries. But for this movie to be viewed at all we have to sell a certain minimum for the producers and for Gather - it's called the tipping point marker for ticket sales. Please help make this movie a reality and help support PLAYFWD kids and education.