"Babies," a spring documentary release by Universal Pictures art house

Missed this one. Thanks to moderator Chris for the heads up.

On November 12 the art house films division of NBC Universal's Universal Pictures, Focus Features, announced its film releases for 2010. And one of them not only appears to have a great pro-life theme, it looks very good. Here's the trailer for Babies...

According to the press release...

Babies will open in select cities domestically on Friday, April 16. Focus also has select international rights to the feature....

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The film simultaneously follows 4 babies around the world - from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani; Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan; and Hattie, who resides with her family in... San Francisco.

Re-defining the nonfiction art form, Babies joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.

Well, not really, but I won't quibble. The journey every human shares obviously begins 9 months prior to birth. But I'll take this.

Can't imagine this will light any pro-abort's fire... except, perhaps, a desire to extinguish... particularly if pro-lifers like me promote it... which I expect is anathema to the film's promoters... although if they were smart they'd actually advertise their little film on this blog as well as other conservative web sites. (There, I just gave you a little example how my mind's train of thought runs... :)

I just became a Facebook fan. Am looking forward to following this movie.

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Glad you posted this awesome trailer. My office assistant's 1-1/2 year old son is enthralled by it-he keeps watching it over and over again! So cute! Can't wait for the movie in April!

Posted by: Jeanne Gawdun at December 22, 2009 1:06 PM

Ponijao is adorable!

Posted by: Phillymiss at December 22, 2009 1:10 PM

They should appreciate you. Look at all the free advertising you just gave their film. Maybe they'll invite you to the premier. Red carpet here you come.

Posted by: Monte at December 22, 2009 7:08 PM

I wish that everybody loved babies, especially preborn babies.

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at December 23, 2009 8:20 AM

I love them, Carla. And their mothers, too.

I read a heartbreaking article about children forced into slavery in Haiti recently. Some people there are so poor they have to eat dirt! I'm looking for a good, reputable charity to send money to that REALLY helps these children and doesn't spend millions on salaries and fundraising costs. If anyone knows of one that is effective and spends most of the money on the children, please let me know at mstulin@hotmail.com.

Posted by: Phillymiss at December 23, 2009 3:33 PM

I know you do, Phillymiss.

My family and I sponsor two children in Haiti through Compassion International.

One of our kiddoes we have sponsored since she was 5. She will be 18 soon and will graduate the program. :( for us but :) for her.

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at December 23, 2009 3:41 PM

Glad to see somebody else stumbled upon this little gem of a movie. I saw this preview on-line a few weeks ago, but that's probably ALL I'll get to see of it, unless they release it to dvd. I absolutely ADORE babies! :)

Posted by: Pamela at December 23, 2009 11:04 PM