Four countries... Four babies... From birth to their first steps. Their names are Ponijao, Bayarjargal, Mari and Hattie, and live in Namibia, Mongolia, Japan and the United States. BABIES plunge us simultaneously in the heart of four different cultures and seizes the most touching, funniest and carefree, unique and universal, of the very first months of one’s life.
Filmmaker Thomas Balmes offers an adorable glimpse at the first phase of life in this film following four newborn babies through their first year of life. Ponijao, Bayar, Mari, and Hattie were born in Namibia, Mongolia, Japan, and the United States, respectively. By capturing their earliest stage of development on camera, Balmes reveals just how much we all have in common, despite being born to different parents and raised in different cultures.