The Movie Babies Documentary

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The documentary “Babies” captures the lives of four babies from very different ethnic backgrounds. The four babies featured in the film are; Hattie from San Francisco California, Mari from Tokyo Japan, Bayar from Bayanchandmani Mongolia, and Ponijao from Opuwa Namibia. The film shadows each of the babies throughout their first year of life, focusing mainly on certain aspects of their lives, which allows the viewer to further understand how each baby was socialized in their particular environment. The agent of socialization knows as culture assistance in understanding the differences in the way they are socialized. But they all have one thing in common;they are all babies which encompasses many similarities as well. Three social differences…show more content…
The babies’ hygiene depended on the environment that they lived in. Both babies Hattie and Mari lived in a higher class environment compared to babies Bayar and Ponijao. Hattie and Mari both were fully clothed at all times and were always wearing a dipper. They were cleaned regularly as we can tell form the video of Hattie in the shower with her father. They environment were always very tidy and everything that could possible cause them harm was out of their reach. Due to the hot climate and the lack of basic resources, babies Bayar and Ponijao did not have the same standers of cleanliness. They both would walk around without any shoes on or much clothing for that matter. They were allowed to touch and explore anything they found around them. Baby Bayar was given a bath in a bucket. Ponijao on the contrary was licked clean by her mother. Because she did not have dippers available to her, her mother would clean her using her knee. On a day to day basic, Ponijao would play with her other siblings using whatever they could find on the

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