March 18 – 29
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Run Time: 90 minutes
Isn't eleven the best age ever? You're not too little to understand what's going on, and you have ideas about the world. You care about music, or romance, or social justice. You definitely love your family, and you're sure there's a bright future ahead. I AM ELEVEN is a gem of a movie. Australian director Genevieve Bailey travelled the globe, interviewing 11-year-olds about their thoughts, hopes, and dreams. Meet some of the kids: Goh and Jack care for elephants in Thailand; Jamira is a bubbly half-Aboriginal Australian; Vandana and Ginisha live in an Indian orphans' home. Siham is a Berber from Morocco; Billy lives in London; Osama and Sahin are Arab immigrants in Sweden; Remi hails from France. And then there's Kimberly from New Jersey. Not surprisingly, they have different takes on all kinds of issues including war, climate change, culture, happiness, religion, and the future. Come along with the director the kids call "Gen," and see what it's like growing up around the world today. (In English, French, Swedish, Berber, Mandarin, Bulgarian, Thai, Japanese, Malayalam, Hindi, and German with subtitles) –B.B.
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Genevieve Bailey started shooting video in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1980s. Not many people have seen these films because they are pretty weird; she was only eight. She graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Creative Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne and has made over 40 shorts, documentaries, and music videos. Most recently she established the Darlingheart Foundation, which works to empower women and children from disadvantaged communities.
I AM ELEVEN (2011)