The USM College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is again partnering with the Portland Children's Film Festival to bring wonderful international children's films and film events to the greater Portland region.
The extraordinary, award-winning film, I am Eleven, will have a special public showing at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, at Hannaford Hall, Abromson Community Education Center, Portland campus.
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 and placed as part of a gallery at the center.
Earlier in the day, every sixth-grader in Portland Public Schools will visit the campus, view the film and engage in activities centered on the film.
Do you remember when you were 11? Australian filmaker Genevieve Bailey traveled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving documentary portrait of childhood.
From an orphanage in India, to a single-parent household in inner city Melbourne, to bathing elephants in Thailand, I Am Eleven explores the lives and thoughts of children from 15 countries. I Am Eleven weaves together deeply personal, and at times, hilarious portraits of what it means to sit at the transitional age. These young minds provide us with a powerful insight into the future of our world.
For more information and tickets, visit portlandchildrensfilmfestival.com/special-events/i-am-eleven
To learn more about this documentary, visit iameleven.com
For more information about the film festival, visit portlandchildrensfilmfestival.com
This event is sponsored by the USM College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.