It's a moving tribute to the things we struggle to achieve — a first smile, a first word, and a first step— and then quickly take for granted. Though the children are raised in different areas with socio-economic and cultural influences, it's clear that people are people. Bayar goes home from the hospital on the back of a scooter and has livestock sip his bathwater which is a striking contrast to Mari's elevator trips in skyscrapers and mommy and me outings, but the children both have the awe and curiosity of their surroundings and develop at a similar pace, proving that there are no borders because babies are babies. Without giving too much away, I'll just say it's a must see that will make moms nostalgic about holding a warm bundle of joy. In fitting fashion, the movie opens on Mother's Day.
Check back on Lil next week for our interview with Hattie's parents and the inside scoop on how the film was made.