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I Am Eleven documentary explores the lives of 11-year-olds around the world

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Billy, Kim and Remya, three of the 11-year-olds featured in I Am Eleven documentary.

Do you remember when you were 11? More importantly, do you want to remember?

Genevieve Bailey, an Australian filmmaker,  traveled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this exhilarating, funny and moving portrait of childhood and Generation Z.

From an orphanage in India to a single-parent household in inner-city Melbourne, 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.

Official I Am Eleven Trailer

When I Was Eleven on Tumblr

In conjunction with the September release of this award-winning documentary, the public is invited to share a memories from when they were 11. Take a photo, share it on social media with #wheniwaseleven and #iameleven and submit it to this website to be part of this global community.

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