...and we love culture, don't we?
I agree, Sydney. I liked these images and I think the music was really nice. It's a pretty interesting idea to document and compare the first year of a baby's life in 4 different cultures and countries--I'm sure lots of people would be interested in watching this film.I couldn't help but think about Orientalism and Post Colonialism when watching this though. We've been talking a lot about those ideas--of examining and depicting the lives of others (typically non-Westerners) in senior sem. and it seems like this might be a pretty pertinent example of this...
I totally agree. I thought about how problematic and almost offensive some of the non-western cultures may appear in the film. Perhaps it is an accurate representation of the lives of the children, however they could easily be deviations from the cultural norm. I mean, how often does a goat just come up and drink from the babies bath water?!
I think the interesting thing about this film will be the audience's ability to see how naturally similar the human experience is no matter where you grow up. Of course cultural differences on how one raises their children, but in a basic state of "baby", I would say this film has the potential to show the inherent similarities of youth.
I think this film looks like it will be great, and appealing to a wide range of audience. The images and music are quite captivating. I too wonder if the footage of the babies in non-western cultures is an accurate representation of their lives, but I think we will have to wait to see the movie to find out. I also think you are right Hannah that the basic message that might come from the movie is how similar human beings are no matter what culture we come from.
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