Babies-the Film Essay
While each culture brought its own uniqueness to the development stage, the actual milestone remained the same. An example would be with Ponijao from Namibia. In that culture, it was not uncommon for …show more content…
Bayar from Mongolia’s development, in my opinion was the most interesting. He was being raised in a rural area that consisted of just his family (yes, they did show some of the “neighbors” bud seeing how remote his farm was, it was not likely that they played a major role in his development.) Most of the time shown with Bayar it seemed that he was left alone or with his brother while his parents were tending to the farm. Although he was left alone, he still displayed of the characteristics of development that the other children (featured in the movie) had. I thought it was very interesting how Bayar’s brother showed little desire (to have)/interest in his brother. Being in such a remote a remote location I would think that he would want a brother as someone to spend his time with and grow together, clearly that was not the case.
I also liked how there was no major focus on the parents aside from their interactions with their child. I think this “style” helped transition between the different cultures and developmental stages. While there were many culture and economic divisions, by keeping the documentary solely based on the parent-child interactions it really helped illustrating the developmental stages regardless of child’s background/culture.