Girls to Mothers. Chapter 1
45 min / 2004 / Betacam SP/NTSC
An average of 400 children are born in Nicaragua every day, 100 of them to adolescent mothers.
This documentary narrates the lives of three such adolescents: 14-year-old Kenia, from a poor neighborhood in Managua; 15-year-old Blanca, who lives deep in the mountains; and Viviana, a 16-year-old Miskito indigenous girl from the North Atlantic region.
None of the three had planned to be a mother at such an early age. We sought them out and followed their lives for several months, learning about their families, their stories of love, their doubts, their hopes and the tough reality in which they went through their pregnancy and will have to raise their children.
Audience Prize. Best Documentary. Belize Int Film Fest. February 2005.
Special Mention. Festival Latinoamericano De Video Rosario. Argentina. Sept 2005.
Leipzig Documentary Film Festival – Muestra Int. de Documentales. Bogota. Colombia – Icaro Central American Film Fest – IDFA/ Docs for Sales. Ámsterdam – FIPA. Biarritz France. Oficial selection – Cartagena Film Festival. Colombia – Belize Int Film Fest – “It’s all true” Documentary Film Festival. Brazil – Munich International Film Festival -DerHumAlc. Human Rights Film Festival. Buenos Aires Argentina – Festival Latinoamericano De Video Rosario. Argentina – Ethnographic Film Festival. Taipei. Taiwan – Realities and images of Latin America. Brussels Belgium.
Director: Florence Jaugey
Script: Florence Jaugey
Production: Florence Jaugey
Cinematography: Frank Pineda
Edition: Gerardo Arce
Sound: Armando Moreira
Music: Engel Ortega
This documentary was produced thanks to the cooperation of the Royal Embassy of Denmark / Danida in Central America – Nicaragua
The Embassy of France in Costa Rica
The Cultural Center and Cooperation for Central America
The Embassy of France in Nicaragua
The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives
The Canadian Agency for International Development