I Am Eleven
Describe it in 25 words or less. A documentary about 11 year-olds from around the world.
Any particular reason for choosing this film?
Pete: It was recommended to me by a friend and now that Morgan is 11 I thought it was perfect timing.
Who was your favorite 11 year old and why?
Morgan: Remi, because he wasn’t racist, he was eco-friendly and he was smart.
Gable: Remi because he was smart and kind.
How was the casting?
Pete: I thought it was great selection of 11 year-olds and I especially liked the fact that they were from different backgrounds.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Pete: It grabbed me immediately with the film maker’s background as to how she embarked on the story.
Brigette: It was immediately intriguing; there’s something about looking into the lives of others that I find fascinating.
Morgan: It was a very interesting film from the beginning.
Gable: It was very interesting to see how eleven year-olds saw the world but it never really grabbed me.
Favorite quote: “I’m not a citizen of France, I’m a citizen of the world.” – Remi
How was the soundtrack? Nick Huggins did an excellent job of the soundtrack. You can see a “making of” here.
How was the ending?
Gable: It was even more interesting because it showed some of the kids when they were older.
What was the moral of the story?
Pete: Enjoy life.
Brigette: Enjoy those precious childhood years.
Morgan: Childhood should be cherished.
Did you learn anything? That a pamplemousse is a French grapefruit.
Who would you recommend it to?
Pete: Anyone who is, has been, or approaching 11.
Brigette: Anyone with an 11 year old in their lives.
Morgan: Anyone, really.
Gable: Eleven-year-olds and kids who are about to turn eleven.
What were you like at 11 years old?