Maria Farinha Filmes  presents

The Beginning of Life

2016 · 97 min
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4.7 rating
7.05 K Screenings
229 K audience
1.25 M total aud.

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A global film based movement

The Beginning of Life invites everyone to become a changemaker in their society. Are we taking good care of the first years of life, which defines both the present and future of humankind?

The film is only the beginning. Let’s build together a new reality!

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One of the greatest neuroscience breakthroughs is having discovered that babies are far more than a genetic load. The development of all human beings lies on the combination of genetics, the quality of the relationships and the environment they are set on.

The Beginning of Life invites everyone to reflect: are we taking good care of this unique moment, which defines both the present and future of humankind?

The film is available for free public screenings Worldwide.

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Age Rating

General Audience

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SETREM - Av. Santa Rosa 245, Três de Maio, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


Centro Médico Docente La Trinidad - Grupo de Apoyo Prolactancia Servicio de Pediatria Centro Médico Docente La Trinidad, Baruta, Miranda, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of


ninh - ninh, hai phong, Hai Phong, thanh pho, Vietnam


EMEF CEU MENINOS - RUA BARBINOS, 111, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Sesc Jaraguá do Sul - Rua Jorge Czerniewicz, 633, Jaraguá do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Teatro Sesc - Rua XV de Novembro - Centro, Itajaí, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Teatro Sesc - R. Brasília, 475-D - Jardim Itália, Chapecó - SC, Chapecó, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Teatro Sesc - R. Itaiopolis, 470 - América, Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Teatro Sesc - Av. Dom Pedro II,, 1693 - Coral, Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Cine Mussi - Av. Eng. Colombo Machado Sále, sn - Centro, Laguna, Santa Catarina, Brazil

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If you are interested in more information to release it in the press or if you would like to schedule an interview with the Director Estela Renner, contact the Public Relations office by the email


There are many ways your organization can contribute to our mission of reaching parents, professionals, leaders and policy makers all around the world.


If your organization believes in the importance of Early Childhood Development as much as the sponsors Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation, Bernard van Leer Foundation,  Alana Institute and UNICEF, join us and become one of the Official Global Partners.


Send an e-mail to: and use “OFFICIAL SUPPORTER [name of your organization]”as subject.


We will be happy to answer any questions you may have on this project.


Additional Support:

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Learn more about the theme discussed in this film

Discussion Material

This post-screening material is a way of offering more resources to promote inspiring and consistent discussions, and help in discovering the importance of Early Childhood Development (ECD). This booklet was developed in modular fashion, so you can use the parts you wish, in the way you find most appropriate and the order that makes most sense to you.

UN - Millennium Development Goals

WHO - World Health Organization

Center of Excellence for Early Childhood Development

Center on the Developing Child - Harvard University

Bernard van Leer Foundation

Alana Institute

FMCSV - Maria Cecília Souto Vidigal Foundation


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