I remember watching this trailer for the documentary, BABIES, almost a year ago, sharing it with Lukka (who was also fascinated) and on my facebook page. When I heard it was finally out and, actually in my town, if only for two weeks. I knew I had to invite not only my mom, but all the moms I share my life with regularly, as a lady's night out! Within a day we had the time scheduled and last night was a great turn-out.
We were laughing throughout the entire movie at these babies' antics, cringing our germ-o-phobe American shoulders when two of the babies got themselves into predicaments with garbage, and barely made it out of the theatre without tearing up.
photocredit This movie followed 4 children from birth to about 1 year old, each from a different corner of the globe. Namibia, Mongolia, Japan, and the USA were the chosen countries, and although parenting was quite different as far as approach & interaction were concerned, the movie truly depicted the universality of how babies grow, mentally, physically, and emotionally within that first year of life.
I had so many favorite scenes, many of which I related to Stefan once I got home, cracking up even as I remembered them, since they were so similar to how my own children behave and interact with each other.
This was such a fun movie to share with my girl friends, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is a mother, or who really loves kids. It's also a short movie at only 80+ minutes, so even though there is no dialogue, there really didn't need to be. The music was also good, the main song provided by Sufjan Stevens. The movie was quite beautiful and very aesthetically pleasing, especially since the four countries are so visually different in regards to not only landscape, but culture as well.
Go see it!