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Still shot from the movie: Babies.


This documentary looks at the first year of life for four babies (Bayar, Ponijao, Hattie and Mari) from different countries (Mongolia, Namibia, the United States of America and Japan) being raised in different cultures. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: A
Sexual Content: B
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 79
Theater Release: 07 May 2010
Video Release: 28 Sep 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

The four babies shown in this documentary live in a wide variety of economic conditions. Which babies have access to medical support? Which babies live in reasonably clean conditions? How do our cultures affect what we believe a baby needs to survive? When one country steps in to help another, are they just imposing their values? Or do they have a responsibility to help others have access to medical care and shelter?

What involvement do fathers have in the lives of the babies shown in this film? Which dads do you see most frequently? Which do you see the least? What might be the reasons for this difference?

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