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The Beginning of Life (2016)

One of the biggest discoveries in neuroscience is: When a person is born, it is not just a genetic load. We are formed by our genetics, combined with our relationship with everything around... See full summary »

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One of the biggest discoveries in neuroscience is: When a person is born, it is not just a genetic load. We are formed by our genetics, combined with our relationship with everything around us. Be - The Beginning of Life investigates what separates us and what is essential to all of us, how we can create a better society by investing in the first years of our lives.

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what makes this film incredible is uncomfortable
27 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

The most important thing is this film is its message. The audience in cinema room was crying and really touching at the end, but I felt some uncomfortableness at specific points, and may it happens more than I could observe. The goal of it is all the new research of science and an exploring journey to heart and spirit of a new future. But seeing some of the greatest mistakes of humanity, which we have a part on it, can conduct our mind to deny reflections and proves. Sometimes, people may find out its truthful points, but answering as "yeah, you right, but...". There's a lot of "but...", the most popular are considered in "The beginning of life", however, we have to deal with the fact that we are not trying hard enough to make changes in our struggling system. It isn't about get down capitalism (not for tomorrow), it's about see our lives as choices we made, even we didn't know it's choices. What thoughts we put on hierarchy, how we see our jobs, how we think about parentage, what we may understand about babies and children's, how responsible we feel for humanity's future... How far we can see that we are all linked and needed of relationship with our community. That's why is so uncomfortable. We are all responsible and its so painful (the present results) and out of completely one hand control. But if we don't make our own changes and thing about our conducts and thoughts, there'll be no difference at all.

About technical points, it has a beautiful photography and brilliant and clear narrative. Estela Renner bet in a diversity of families and scholars (may it's interesting to know that Italians are vanguard in contemporaneous studies of Early Childhood Education, and that's why they appears a lot and opens first film's lines) although there's some mental similarity - children need care and love, parents have had an special role in the way society is building. Something that may be pointed as negative is sometimes soundtrack is too high and made to wave in emotions. I think this can't change the message, just maybe over some cries, although narrow minds may try to reduce the film's importance.

To finish my review, I will leave a hint of the outstanding Argentine thinker, Gozalez Pecotche:

"How much more valuable it would be if the whole world were to witness the rebirth of the things that seem to have died out, namely, tolerance, respect, indulgence and all the beautiful qualities that embellish man's soul, so that their comprehensions would flourish unanimously to welcome a general reconciliation that would, like a watershed, fulfill the hopes for a better future and a constructive peace worthy of the generations to come."

(Sorry about my English, it is not my first language)


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