Monday, May 10, 2010

Baby Steps

I have been anticipating the wide release date of this documentary, "Babies" with mixed feelings. On one hand, I cannot wait to see what the director was able to capture in almost two years of following four children from diverse backgrounds from around the world from their delivery till when they took their first steps.

On the other hand, I was a bit miffed that the African baby that was chosen came from the mud deserts of Namibia and thus enforces the stereotype of how people live in Africa.
I have watched a few interviews with the documentary filmmaker and there does not seem to be any malice or preconceived notions on his part...and so far, I have not heard anything stereotypical from the interviewers (if that is a word). When I can, I will go see it, how about you?

1 comment:

LucidLilith said...

Yeah, i was sort of worried about the baby chosen from Namibia. I wondered why they did not find a baby from an average middle class family. Oh well. It goes to show you that if we dont start telling our own stories, this is what happens.