The adventure of a lifetime begins as director Thomas Balmès follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps. The children include: 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.

Sample Discussion Guide Questions:

What the filmmakers capture on film provides a unique perspective on the upbringing of each of the babies. While each story is unique, what are some universal themes that run through each child’s story?

There are a multitude of different philosophies about raising children. After watching this film have your thoughts on how to raise children changed at all? How and why?

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