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The adventure of a lifetime begins...

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balm`es, from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, Babies simultaneously follows four babies around the world - from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction: 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.

Re-defining the nonfiction art form, Babies joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.

  • Thomas Balm`es

    Director/Adaptation/Image/Co-Executive Producer

  • Alain Chabat

    Producer/Original Idea

  • Amandine Billot


  • Christine Rouxel


  • Reynald Bertrand


  • Bruno Coulais


  • Craig McKay, A.C.E.