WORLD PREMIERE Far from the unfavorable images often espoused in pop culture, today’s teens are some of the most engaged, thoughtful, creative, courageous, and self-aware of any era. Filmmaker and middle-school educator Alexis Neophytides gifts us this survey of thirteen-year-olds from across the globe as they navigate the joys and complexities of that seminal age. With tenderness and candor, these teens share a glimpse into their lives as they make sense of the world around them and clarify their sense of self. – Karen McMullen

The 11/13 screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Alexis Neophytides, Trina Rodriguez, subjects Madeline,  Awa , Julius 

Accessibility Alert for Cinépolis Chelsea Theaters 4 and 6: 


This film screens in Cinépolis 4 on 11/13/22 at 2:30pm. Unfortunately, due to the venue’s last-minute mechanical issues beyond our control, there is no elevator or escalator access to this auditorium. The theater is accessible by stairs. If you would prefer not to climb 37 steps to attend this event, please consider purchasing a ticket for an online screening instead. 

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This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Cinepolis Chelsea
Descriptive Audio for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Cinepolis Chelsea
Closed Captioning for online screenings

All in-person screening venues provide hearing impaired listening devices upon request with venue management.

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Director: Alexis Neophytides
Producer: Alexis Neophytides, Trina Rodriguez; Co-Producer: Alex Murawski
Cinematographer: Alexis Neophytides
Editor: Trina Rodriguez
Language: English, Spanish, French, Bambara, Nepalese
Country: United States of America
Year: 2022