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"The Beginning of Life" - June 16th at The World Bank

  • World Bank J Building Auditorium 701 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20006 United States (map)

"The Beginning of Life"
Thursday, June 16, 2016 // 12:00PM - 2:00PM

World Bank J Building Auditorium (J B1-080) // 701 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20433

Join the World Bank for the screening of "The Beginning of Life", a groundbreaking feature documentary exploring how we can create better and more prosperous societies by investing in young children. The 90-minute film uncovers the impact of early environment on cognitive, social and emotional development, as well as the policies and structures that help or hinder families in raising healthy, happy and successful children. Filmed across Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Italy, Kenya and the United States, the film is based on one of the key findings of neurosciences in recent years: the fact that babies develop not only from their DNA, but from the combination of their genetic load and the relationship with those around them. With this new knowledge, Estela Renner interviews early childhood development specialists and families of highly diverse cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds, including super model Gisele Bündchen in Brazil,
and Phula, a girl who cares for her siblings by herself in India. “The Beginning of Life” had a premiere worldwide at UN headquarters, in NY, on May 24th, with a warm reception.

Watch the trailer:

Estela Renner // Film Director
Keith Hansen // Human Development Vice President, World Bank Group

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