I Am Eleven (2011)
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A globe-spanning 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. Focusing 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
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Racism, poverty, bullying, and traditional culture rear their ugly heads in some of the lives, but its important to note that Bailey's mission statement seems to be, most of all, to highlight the positive.
More than a dozen 11 year olds make up the cast of this simple and sincere doco put together by young Melbourne journalist Genevieve Bailey during a world trip
Beautifully made, insightful, unusual documentary about growing up...the constant snap shots of contrast keep the heart of this celebratory film beating.
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