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A global movement for early childhood development

The early years structure a person’s life. “The Beginning of Life – The Series” follows the movement initiated by the film, shedding light into Early Childhood Development in 6 episodes with never-before-seen footage from all over the globe, portraying new discoveries and moving stories. Among the themes discussed are the process of becoming a parent, children that had their childhood denied and the importance of involving the whole society in raising a child.

Contributes with Sustainable Development Goals

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Directed by:  

Estela Renner


Ana Lucia Villela and Estela Renner

Produced by :

Marcos Nisti, Luana Lobo and Estela Renner



Presented by:

Fundação Maria Cecília Souto Vidigal, Bernard Van Leer Foundation, Alana Institute and UNICEF