Born To Be Good?

Daniel at Kiley Hamlin's Lab UB

Daniel at Kiley Hamlin’s Lab UB

BORN TO BE GOOD? is a lively look at the moral trajectory of children from the first months of life onward. This film asks the questions: “where does our moral compass come from? Where do our notions of good and bad, our sense of justice and fairness originate? How do we decide who to trust, who to help? Blending scientific research and scenes of children in their own environments, the documentary reveals that children seem to have a moral sense from the very the get-go.

Watch for it on CBC’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki in the fall of 2012

BABIES: BORN TO BE GOOD? was broadcast on October 25th 2012


Research suggests our moral compass kicks in far earlier than we thought:

Barbara Turnbull, “Babies Born to be Good? CBC documentary shows infants wrestle with justice and helpfulness,” Toronto Star, Oct. 24 2012

Wency Leung, “Do Babies Know the Difference Between Right and Wrong?,” The Globe & Mail, Oct. 25 2012

Jim Bawden’s Blog, Oct. 24, 2012: “Babies: Smarter Than We Think?,” Oct. 24, 2012


Winner of a Platinum Remi 2008, Houston International film festival