|aWelcome to the world|h[videorecording] /|cdirector Brian Hill, producer Rachel Tierney.
|aTaipei :|bYu Shiu,|c2013.
|a1 DVD-video (51 min.) :|bsd., col., ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aCommercially released off-air recording from ABC2, broadcast on November 30, 2012.
|aAccess limited to La Trobe University staff and students.
|aDirector, Brian Hill; producer, Rachel Tierney.
|aIn Welcome to the World, director Brian Hill takes a trip across Cambodia, Sierra Leone and the USA to assess the prospects of the newest generation. Each year, 130 million babies are born and not one of them decides where they will be born or how they will live. Their chances in life depend on the lottery of where, how and to whom they are born. Cambodian babies are most likely to be born to a family surviving on less than|1 a day who scavenge the streets to survive. In Sierra Leone, chances of a baby surviving its first year are half those of the worldwide average. And the average life expectancy is only 48 years. Even American babies are at greater risk now than at any time in the last 20 years. They are more likely to grow up obese or be one of the 1.6 million homeless children living in the US today. In his lyrical, sometimes exhilarating, sometimes deeply upsetting film, Hill travels to meet the women struggling to nurture, the clinics teaching feeding and nutrition through song, and the surgeons fighting to save mothers and babies.