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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 »


Estela Renner


Estela Renner

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Laura Schichvarger Laura Schichvarger ... Herself


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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5 May 2016 (Brazil) See more »

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Be: The beginning of life See more »

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BRL 174,522 (Brazil), 5 May 2016, Limited Release
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Maria Farinha Filmes See more »
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16:9 HD
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Deep, beautiful, touching, mind and soul changing movie about the beginning of life
5 June 2016 | by tomasdelaraSee all my reviews

This is a documentary that's touches you deeply and changes your mind about several traditional assumptions on babies and children education and its importance to the future of our society and economy as a whole.

The rigorousness of content about early childhood education is infused with the most delightful and lovable imagery of babies and children exploring life in its most pure and essential form. This pure approach to life that babies and children have becomes so clear through the engaging scenes which are deeply inspiring to us, adults, that have to struggle to see the beauty in all small and simple things of our daily and complex life. They, the babies and children have it "hard wired", this feeling of awe with everything, and the deep natural presence and joy that they have and feel. You can see that they are truly thankful for the life they've just received.

This is a beautifully shot movie, with a proper soundtrack and a narrative that flows elegantly connecting an amazing spectrum of different specialists from all over the world and different schools of thought that allow us to learn a totally new approach to this challenging and enchanting journey of parenting.

The Beginning of Life help us to rethink deeply our education institutions and the importance of investing our energy, attention, body and souls to the early life of our next generation. In the same spirit I recommend to watch the other outstanding documentary from the same director: Way Beyond Weight (2012).

I truly believe that enabling and supporting a new life to take form in its full potential developing its own essence is THE most important project on earth one can do.

I'm not a parent, yet, but if one day I become one, this movie will be a important source of inspiration for me to be a good father. I am sure this movie will be in your mind for a long time, and you will always smile when you think of it. I recommend this movie to all human beings. Enjoy as if you were a new born baby. ( :

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