CRITICALLY beloved, award winning documentary I Am Eleven offers audiences a unique peek into the lives and ever-changing perspectives of children from across the world. Hieu Chau has more.
What happens when an ambitious documentarian travels the globe and offers audiences a unique peek into the lives and ever-changing perspectives of children from across the world?
The answer can be found at the official DVD launch on May 1 of I Am Eleven, the award-winning documentary that chronicles the lives of children from different cultures.
It offers up an engaging look at how children of different cultural backgrounds grow up in the world that they inhabit today.
The DVD launch of I Am Eleven will involve an appearance by the woman responsible for the documentary, Melbourne-born filmmaker Genevieve Bailey, as well as some of the children who star in the documentary itself.
Bailey hopes the documentary will be a lasting legacy for future generations.
“I am proud to have made something that will last longer than I will. I imagine audiences in 100 years sitting down to view I Am Eleven and it makes me smile. I wanted to create a snapshot of a generation and I feel we have managed to do that.”
“I am proud to have made something that will last longer than I will,” she says.
“I imagine audiences in 100 years sitting down to view I Am Eleven and it makes me smile. I wanted to create a snapshot of a generation and I feel we have managed to do that.”
As something of a humbling success story – in Melbourne alone, I Am Eleven has enjoyed a very lengthy and exclusive run at Cinema Nova, notching up 25 weeks of screenings at Carlton’s renowned cinema.
The documentary has visited many film festivals, been championed by critics from across the globe and has been embraced by audiences worldwide, most of whom have been affected by the life-affirming film in one way or another.
Needless to say, it’s a stunning and successful effort for the documentary, especially when one considers that it had very little funding and no distributor.
I Am Eleven’s official DVD launch will take place at Readings Carlton on Wednesday, May 1 at 6.30pm. The film’s director, Genevieve Bailey, will be appearing alongside some of the children from the film to speak only about the documentary. The documentary will become available DVD and iTunes on May 12.