An analysis of the documentary babies by thomas balmes

Discussion of the film “Babies” by Thomas Balmes

The birth, even more than the American one, was harsh and medicalized, and the baby was immediately swaddled and laid apart from his mother. This indicates to me that presence of materialistic elements is not necessarily a factor in positive healthy child development.

I love to think Mikko will one day be as easygoing and nurturing around babies as some of the adolescent Namibian boys. Specifically with Babies, I wondered how much of the silence and the non-intervention by adults was requested or demanded, and how much was instinctual or culturally based.

This is the culture that bred Genghis Khan. She sat through the whole film with only a few politely voiced questions to her mother. Good popcorn movie, no? At first I thought this was really strange and wondered how I would retain any of the information that was to be presented within the film, however, as I watched I realized that the lack of words made it simpler to interpret the film and the differences and similarities between the cultures.

But, you know, American culture is what it is. As I mentioned, the Mongolian baby kept being mauled by his toddler brother without any adult stepping in to stop the abuse, and later that same baby aggravated a playmate with no one intervening.

The worlds of babies in a new documentary

But what struck me most of all, by comparison with the other families, and what rings true to me as an American mother, was the loneliness. We got to see Babies. As he got older, he just pretty much never wore pants, and he wandered around the yard at will, playing with i.

Both of these children had the same resources yet completely different temperament. I thought the film was beautiful and reflective.

A real, live date, to a movie theater. That said, there were some things I did notice, considering my parenting bent. Many of the students argued that one or some of the babies held advantages developmentally more so than the other babies did.

But they would then just leave him lying around, rather than carry him with them. When you did see Bayar with his mother, it was often a tense scene:Babies, also known as Baby(ies) and Bébé(s), is a French documentary film by Thomas Balmès that follows four newborns through their first year after birth.

May 05,  · The director, Thomas Balmes, has found exemplary babies in Namibia, Mongolia, Tokyo and San Francisco, and observes them lovingly as they nurse, play, doze, poke kittens and happily hit one another.

The movie is really about the babies, not their parents, and in most cases, we only see those parts of the parents ranking highest on the infant's interest scale: nipples, hands, arms, and 3/5.

It was like my old friend the book Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent, by anthropologist Meredith Small, but in movie form! Small in Our Babies, Ourselves goes through four different cultures that parent in distinct ways.

Babies does just the same. Babies analysis Words | 9 Pages. Introduction The documentary Babies by Thomas Balmès is a film that takes place in four very different locations around the world.

The documentary follows four babies and their families from when they are first born as they grow up and are able to walk. Unlike most editing & proofreading services, we edit for everything: grammar, spelling, punctuation, idea flow, sentence structure, & more.

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Feb 18,  · Discussion of the film “Babies” by Thomas Balmes (Available for streaming on Netflix) After watching the film “Babies” by Thomas Balmer, I feel as though I have been given a greater insight into the differences in child rearing practices cross culturally.

An analysis of the documentary babies by thomas balmes
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