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The Screen Guide

How do you give a child the best chance in life? Life at 1 is the first instalment in a landmark series that aims to unlock the secrets of child development by following 11 babies and their families for seven years. We witness the factors that impact their lives, watch the interplay of nature and nurture, and talk to experts to find out what limits children’s growth and wellbeing and what makes them thrive. Made in conjunction with the long-term study in which 10,000 Australian children have been placed under a sociological and scientific microscope, this groundbreaking program will try to discover what creates a happy, healthy child and what makes us who we are. Join us for the beginning of an extraordinary journey.

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This title is part of a series

Series listing
Life at 1
Life at 3 2008
Life at 5 2010
Life at 7 2012
Life at 9 2014


Catherine Marciniak
Catherine Marciniak
Jennifer Cummins
Executive Producers
Penny Robins
Dir. of Photography
Catherine Marciniak  Kaye Harrison


Colin Friels (narrator)

Production Details

Production Completion
History and national identity, Science
Production Company
Film Australia Limited  Heiress Films Pty Ltd