Babies - Documentary
Watching this right now - for probably the sixth or seventh time, I've lost count. I've loved it since I saw it in theaters.
There is something deeply moving and impactful in this documentary. It's very easy to explain, to, very easy to express. It gives us this beautiful evidence that all humans are the same. Despite different cultures and where we live in the world - if there is love, it all works out.
Watching this gives such a vast expansive feeling of hope - I don't even know how one could not feel it watching this.
I remember when I saw it in the theater - it was about half full; I took my daughter. At every single scene where the filmmakers displayed a difference from our "American" way of doing things, there was a few gasps and "oh my gods!" exclaimed. I guess I can understand it, even if I just rolled my eyes every time.
I think our differences are beautiful - because it really just exhibits how we are all the same. We really, really, are.
It is filmed in a cinematic way - there is no voice over at all. No talking. No exposition. It's just human babies and it is beautiful.