Thursday, September 30, 2010


Last night Jamie and I watched Babies. This delightful slow film documents the period from birth to the first steps of four babies: Hattie (USA), Mari (Japan), Bayar (Mongolia), and Poijao (Namibia).

There are notable contrasts between the girls who were being raised in developed countries and the boys who were not. We see Hattie learning how to be picky, Mari having a huge fit while playing and Bayar getting picked on by his older sibling. I was most amazed by the wonderful care Poijao was receiving - even though he is living amid dirt and flies.

Director Thomas Balmes has created an insightful film that is well-worth watching. Take a peek at the official trailer and see if you aren't completely hooked:

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