For Mother’s Day….

May 10, 2010 — Leave a comment

Check out this trailer for the new documentary, “Babies”.  Here is the synopsis from Focusfeatures.com:

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balmès, from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, Babies 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.

Though we all come from different cultures, different geographies, and different histories, there is something universal and beautiful about the humble beginnings of all of our lives. Happy Mother’s Day to all the women who do more than give birth, but who labor to see us through our first steps, delight in our first words, beam with pride at our accomplishments, cry when we cry, hurt when we hurt, and love us through it all. We, your children, arise and call you blessed!

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