Next week, we are going to watch the documentary “I Am Eleven”. A Melbourne film maker, Genevieve Bailey, wondered and explored what it’s like to be eleven. She chose this age as it represents the time between childhood and becoming a teenager. Genevieve travelled to 15 countries and interviewed many 11-year olds.
Before we watch the documentary and meet and talk with Genevieve Bailey (how lucky are we!), I would like to know your 11 year old (or recently 11-year old) thoughts and feelings.
Please read the following questions (they are the kinds of questions Genevieve asked in her interviews) and give them some thought before recording your response:
I am eleven (or recently was) in Melbourne…
1. What do you like least about being eleven?
2. What do you worry about?
3. What makes you happy?
4. What makes you sad?
5. What’s the best thing and the worst thing that has happened to you?
6. Would you rather be clever or good looking?
7. If you could invent something, what would it be?
8. What would you do if you could change the world?
9. If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
10. Who should be the next Prime Minister and why?
11. Are you on Facebook?
12. What do you want to be when you grow up?
13. How do you think we could take better care of the environment?
14. What do you think will happen in the future?
I am really interested to know what you think and feel. Thank you for taking the time to respond and for taking a risk and being honest.
After watching the documentary, we are lucky enough to be having a Question and Answer session with the film maker. What questions would you like to ask Genevieve when you meet her next week?
PS As these questions require you to open up and share, if you are interested, I can be open too and answer them from the perspective of a 45 year old.