College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

"I Am Eleven" -- Film Screening and Presentation

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 6:00 PM
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Community Education Center, Portland campus
Contact Name: 
Jeanne Curran
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4198
Contact Email:

Age 11 is a pivotal time in any person’s life – lots of mental and physical changes about to happen; sixth-grade for many American kids; lots of energy, activity, enthusiasm and excitement going on. 

USM's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, in conjunction with the Portland Children’s Film Festival, will present a special public showing on Wednesday, April 2, of the award-winning documentary, “I am Eleven,” depicting children around the world at age 11 and their unique thoughts and feelings.

Audience members will be invited to participate in the international “I am Eleven” project. Individuals will complete the phrase “When I was 11 … “ on a template form and have their photo taken while holding the form in front of them. The photo then will be uploaded online for public viewing on the project website.

Details of the event are:

  • 6-6:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. speaker presentations, featuring Bethany Campbell, Portland Adult Education director; 7 p.m., film showing; Wednesday, April 2, Hannaford Hall, Abromson Education Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland campus; suggested donation, $5.
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