de niña a madre
An average of 400 children are born I 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. These are not stories with happy endings, they are stories that raise many questions about traditional behavior related to woman’s identity and what maternity means.