Babies Documentary on Flee Fly Flown

Last night I saw the documentary, “Babies” with a friend of mine who is a new mother. The premise of the documentary was simple, the film followed 4 babies from 4 different corners of the world and observed how they were nurtured from birth until they began walking.

Here’s a link to the trailer.

The babies came from Namibia, Mongolia, Japan and the U.S.A. From remote huts to urban living, the babies all found their way into crawling and eventually walking.

There was really no dialogue or commentary throughout the entire film and the angles of the camera focused on the babies and the angle from which they were able to observe the world.

It was so interesting to see how different cultures go about the business of babies. From no diapers or clothes in the bush to high-rise buildings and cramped apartments, it was interesting to see how each child’s surroundings taught them and helped them grow.

If it’s playing in a theater near you, I’d recommend you see it…the babies are adorable and, if you’re a parent, you might be inspired by how other cultures play and grow with their children!

Also, be sure to check out the short films by indie film makers who have recently had children. Neat little short films on Focus Feature’s site for the documentary.

- Colleen