Babies, the latest film from Focus Features, captures the early life of four babies on four continents: Ponijao in Opuwo, Namibia; Mari in Tokyo, Japan; Bayar from Bayanchandmani, Mongolia; and Hattie from San Francisco, California.

To coincide with the release of Focus Features’ new moviesBabies, FilmInFocus decided reached out to a number of independent filmmakers who themselves were new parents and asked them to contribute a short film about them and their babies to the site.