Saturday August 25, 2012

Doors open at 12:30pm for a
Special Baby wearing Presentation.
Film starts at 1:30pm

Amphitheatre, Saint Paul University, Ottawa 

“The adventure of a lifetime begins…

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balmès, from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, Babies simultaneously follows four 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 the United States, 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.”

For more information on the film, please visit the Babies! website.


Special Demonstration Preceding the Film

Débora Rodrigues, Ottawa mother, CHOICE! festival passport holder and owner of “Crown of Dreams”, will present an interactive babywearing demonstration starting at 12:30 on 25 August, before the film. Ticket holders will be admitted free to this teaching session. “Crown of Dreams ” is an Ottawa babywearing centre of expertise, offering courses and carrier sales/rentals. Débora first started baby-wearing with her first child, born in 2004. Babywearing soon became an indispensible part of her lifestyle and now she shares her passion and her skills with other Ottawa parents. Visit her store here ( to see the variety of carriers and services she offers.

Note that there is one hour available before the September 20th, October 12th and November 2nd films if any other passport holders or friends of the festival would like to conduct an educational session that might be of interest to our audience members.

Panel Discussion and Talk Back to follow the film.

Location of Screening

All screenings will be held at Saint Paul University at 223 Main Street in Ottawa.
For information on the location of the screening, please click here.

Advance sales are now closed.

Tickets will be available at the door until we are sold out.  Cash only please.

Passport holders are invited to bring their families at no extra cost.
Family Pass $35, Adults $15, Children $5, Seniors and Students $10.

Paperless Tickets

Note that paper tickets will not be issued. You will receive a confirmation e-mail. When you come to the film, please state your e-mail address to enter the festival. You do not need to print anything – we’ve gone paperless!



Babies! – Movie Trailer


All proceeds donated to local birth and breastfeeding groups, including the Coalition for Breech Birth.

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