This documentary follows four babies through their first year of life. The families are in Namibia, Japan, Mongolia, and the United States. This unnarrated film not only shows the day-to-day life of the new babies, but it also gives a taste of the culture in each country. It doesn't proselytize about a particular way of life or argue any type of cultural relativism. It simply documents an interesting idea, and then lets the viewer decide how they feel.
I went to watch the film with my mom as a belated mother's day celebration. We both came away knowing more about the importance of birth and motherhood in these cultures and learning a lot about each country specifically.
I would highly recommend this film for anyone interested in other cultures, and especially for those specifically interested in child-rearing. This unadulterated take allows each person to learn and digest the information on their own, which is a welcome change in this often controversial field.