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PG| 1 hr. 19 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Thomas Balmès criss-crosses the globe to observe and record the first two years in the lives of four infants and their families. Ponijao is the youngest of nine children and lives in a village in Namibia. Bayarjargal's family lives in Mongolia. Hattie is a San Francisco couple's first child, and Mari is the first child of a couple living in Tokyo.


Director: Thomas Balmès

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Focus Features

Babies (2010)

Release Date: May 7th, 2010|1 hr. 19 min.

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  • October 18, 2010 rikrubin
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    nicely done. the team has gone to a lot of trouble in making this, as is evident throughout. stunning scenery too. worth watching on a sunday afternoon.

  • July 04, 2010 SheiKu3
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    I don't understand what was "hippie" about the way Hattie was being raised? I thought she was being raised as most progressive Amerrican couples aspire to raise their infants today, who wouldn't want to be the child of those well prepared, well balanced mature parents? . I am a 52 year old Grandmother and volunteer child advocate I found the movie to be utterly compelling. I found it to be artfully beautiful as well ~~ I was moved to tears more than once,. I went alone and then I couldn't stop talking about this film to my husband and friends! The movie afforded me a windw into other cultures that made me feel as if my world had been richly enlarged with every moment of every scene. Like a really good book, I was sad when it ended, I wanted more. I'm going again.

  • June 15, 2010 dvalentine629ish
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    I saw this movie with my daughter and her husband. We loved it. We spent the rest of the day talking about it. I loved the contrast between the cultures. It made me think about how concerned I was about just about EVERYTHING when my babies were little. This movie points out that babies grow, learn, survive, etc in many different lifestyles and climates. You could easily take 4 babies in the USA and the contrast would be phenomenal. I think they did a wonderful job of contrasting and comparing. In a very entertaining way. I highly recommend this movie. And not just to women.

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