Babies is an absorbing look at a year in the lives of four babies born in different cultures: the bustling city of Tokyo; rural Mongolia; the desert region of Namibia; and San Francisco. Director Thomas Balmes recorded their lives over a period of 400 days and edited his footage to reveal the inter-connectedness of human experience. For 79 minutes, babies do what babies do: they get born; fed, bathed; cry; play; learn to sit, crawl, and walk; and begin to explore their worlds.
Please discuss briefly what you thought about the 4 babies portrayed in the film and what similarities were displayed and how they were different and the effect that culture played with all 4 babies.
Include items like: healthcare, recreation, family, community, education, hygiene, socialization, etc. Be creative as you like but provide specific examples of some of these regarding similarities and differences.
Describe what types of society each baby resides in using concept and ideas from the text.
This assignment uses the discussion format and you will need to respond to at least 2 of your peers to complete the assignment. Your initial post should be at least 300 words (1 Page) and address each baby with specific examples of their culture, socialization agents, etc.
Initial post of 1 Page – 300 Words- posted within two days before the overall due date. This will allow your peers to begin to post replies.
Highlight or Bold each baby, either where they are from or by name
2 Replies to your peers posts – 50-75 Words each – Completed by the due date
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