Through the magnificent documentary “I AM ELEVEN,” I was recently reminded of how amazing being 11 years old can be.
Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey celebrates the truths of childhood, and what makes everyone different. The documentary also does a wonderful job of showing the similar personal concerns 11-year-olds have, no matter their location or culture. From an orphanage in India to a single-parent household in inner-city Melbourne, “I AM ELEVEN” provides viewers with a firsthand look at what it truly means to be 11 years old for children across the globe.
During an interview with CBS Los Angeles, Bailey says, “I remember being on top of the world when I was 11 and feeling really hopeful about the future. At 11 your blinkers are off and you are seeing the world around you. There is a sense of clarity about [being 11]."
“I AM ELEVEN” hits theaters today. To find a theater near you or to share your memory of being 11, click here.
Watch the trailer below: