Babies

Release date:May 7, 2010

Studio:Focus Features

Director:Thomas Balmes

MPAA Rating:PG (for cultural and maternal nudity throughout)

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Starring:Ponijao , Bayar , Mari , Hattie

Genre:Documentary

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Plot Summary:

The adventure of a lifetime begins... Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balmès, from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, this film simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani; Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan; and Hattie, who resides with her family in the United States, in San Francisco. Re-defining the nonfiction art form, "Babies" joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.