‘I am Eleven’ film screening & fundraiser


Join Satellite Foundation for a special screening of the award-winning film documentary, ‘I am Eleven’, followed by a Q&A with director, Genevieve Bailey.

Seen in over 50 countries, ‘I am Eleven’ is a deeply personal and at times hilarious portrait of what it means to be an 11-year-old, standing on the cusp of childhood and adolescence. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Genevieve Bailey, Satellite’s Youth and Consultation Coordinator, Mia Boonen and young people from the Satellite community. This screening forms part of Satellite’s fundraising activities for the year, and snacks, merchandise and more will be on sale!

What is ‘I am Eleven’ all about?

Do you remember when you were 11? Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey travelled 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 with elephants in Thailand, ‘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.

‘I am Eleven’ Film Screening Details

When: Sunday 19 November 2023, 3:00pm – 5:30pm (arrive from 2:30pm for a prompt 3:00pm start)
Where:Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier St, Fitzroy VIC 3065


“In some ways the only thing these people share is their age; on the other hand, this age seems to create a potent sense of union between such scattered subjects – from India to Morocco, Bangkok to Amsterdam, from the Upper East Side of Manhattan to my hometown Melbourne”.

– Director, Genevieve Bailey

…there’s something exhilarating about the movie’s reach and quiet ambition, and the thoughtful, bold, confident, wide-eyed and expressive 11-year-olds at its centre.


Join us for this special ‘I am Eleven’ film screening on Sunday 19 November. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Genevieve Bailey where we invite young people to join in our conversations about:

What it feels like to be 11, and on the cusp of childhood and adolescence

What supports children who are navigating big challenges in their family/community may need.

How children experience mental health challenges and other life adversity in their family is unique, and can result in positive outcomes as well as impact on their own mental health and wellbeing.

We encourage everyone to invite friends and family to the enjoy the film and join in the Q&A afterwards.


Wheelchair accessible

Tactile floor indicators

Disabled parking

– Disability drop-off zone

‘I am Eleven’ is distributed by Proud Mother Pictures
Australia • 2011 • 94 mins PAL • Rated G in Australia (suitable for everyone)

Languages – English, French, Japanese, Mandarin, German, Swedish, Berber, Thai, Malayalam, Hindi, Dutch, Bulgarian *With English subtitles

This film is classified G in Australia – this means it is suitable for everyone. As the film includes many different languages the film does include subtitles. The film has been screened in many different settings with children of all ages, whether they can read or not. Subtitles have not proved to be challenging and children enjoy watching the film regardless. This decision is at the discretion of the parent/carer.

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