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The Life Series returns with two compelling new episodes as eight Australian children negotiate life in the rapidly changing world of late childhood, in the crucial few years before adolescence begins. The Life kids are part of a scientific and social experiment and have been filmed since their first year of life - the public face of a pioneering study of 10,000 Australian children.

Now nine, Daniel, Joshua, Wyatt, Anastasia, Sophia, Declan, Ben and Shine - wrestle with school, divorce, illness, friends and everything in between as they continue their journey toward adulthood. Quintuplet Ben copes with his parents' separation as well as a speech impediment; Daniel helps his mum with her diminishing eyesight while trying to repair his relationship with his father; and there are big changes ahead for Wyatt, whose greatest wish is for his severely disabled brother to walk.

Life throws all our other nine year-olds their fair share of ups and downs too. But how will the hurdles they encounter now, affect them later on? Scientific research has pinpointed two fascinating childhood predictors for success later in life, Independence and Creativity. And in Life at 9, our kids are tested for both.

Running Time
117 mins
Nb videos
2 videos included