Watch Girls to mothers and many more documentaries!

  • Subscribe to our catalogue of 600+ documentaries
  • The first month for €1.49
  • No strings attached. Cancel online at anytime
  • We share the revenu directly with the documentary makers
Learn more about DocsOnline

Girls to mothers by Jaugey, Florence

In 'Girls to Mothers' Florence Jaugey provides the audience with a glimpse into the lives of Kenia, Blanca and Viviana, three teenage mothers from Nicaragua. They are all between the ages of fourteen to sixteen and are in the third trimester. Jaugey followes the three girls before, during and after the birth of their children. She shows the influence of the pregnancies on their mothers, their boyfriends and on the girls themselves. Kenia, Blanca and Viviana seem stoic in the beginning, but the filmmaker succeeds in showing their insecurities and grief as well.

Social Relevance
Four hundred children are born to teenage mothers in Nicaragua every day. The film clearly shows that the pregnancies are difficult for the girls and provide them with a constant struggle. Kenia's boyfriend wants support her and their child, but is unemployed. Ironically, the father of Blanca's child disapproves of premarital sex and is in denial of his role in the situation. Viviana's boyfriend puts pressure on her to have five children, but is nowhere to be found when she returned home from the hospital after the birth of their second child.

Additional social background
In 1998, Roberto Fonseca wrote an article on teen mothers in Nicaragua. The statistics he quotes cite Nicaragua as the country with the most teenage pregnancies in the world. Thousands of girls are pressured into getting pregnant by their boyfriends, who view pregnancy as proof of their love. Financial and emotional support is often lacking after the babies are born, and roughly ninety percent of the young mothers, most of whom have no education, are dependent on their parents and friends for their livelihoods.

About the filmmaker
French filmmaker Florence Jaugey studied drama and theater and began her career as a film and theater actrice. In 1990, she founded a production studio together with Frank Pineda, a Nicaraguan filmmaker, and they produced various short films and documentaries, including Girls to Mothers. Jaugey won several prizes for Girls to Mothers, including a Unicef UK Award. She also won a Silver Bear in Berlin for her short film 'Cinema Alcazar'.

Director
Jaugey, Florence
Copyright Holder
Camila Films (via bank)
Duration
70 min.
Year of release
2006
Language
Spanish

More Documentaries

  • 29 min.

    Boys

    Meijer, Menna Laura, 2005

    Angele, Sheena and Soraya are three sixteen-year old girlfriends who discuss what's most on their minds: boys, love, music and sex. 'Boys' is a hip and stylish documentary short that deals with the universal theme of puberty.

    Watch documentary
  • 50 min.

    A love apart

    Haassen, Bettina, 2008

    In a few days, teenager Rhaissa, a nomadic Tuareg from Niger, will marry a man she has never met. After the wedding, everything will change.

    Watch documentary
  • 61 min.

    The day you love me

    Jaugey, Florence, 1999

    A candid observation of domestic abuse and machismo in Nicaragua's capital Managua, The day you love me follows the daily procedures of the Police Commissary for women and children.

    Watch documentary
  • 80 min.

    Fatal reaction Singapore

    Jongbloed, Marijke, 1996

    Part two of the four part Fatal Reaction series deals with the problems of university educated singles in Singapore, where forty percent of female university graduates are unmarried.

    Watch documentary
  • 58 min.

    Love and Sex in China

    Anne Loussouarn, 2013

    In the documentary Love and Sex in China we get a glimpse of the culture surrounding partnership and marriage in China.

    Watch documentary
  • 98 min.

    Love History

    Klub Zwei: Simone Bader & Jo Schmeiser, 2010

    Love History offers a personal view on the political developments in Austria regarding the denazification over the last 60 years.

    Watch documentary
  • 56 min.

    Waiting for the men

    Ndiaye, Katy Lena, 2007

    In a society apparently dominated by tradition, religion and men, these women unreservedly express themselves.

    Watch documentary
  • 55 min.

    Love beyond frontiers: made in Japan

    Leeuw, Puck de, 1996

    'Love beyond Frontiers, part 1 - Made in Japan' is the first film of what was to become a three part series. In it, acclaimed film-maker Puck de Leeuw portrays 3 women (one Flemish and two Dutch) who have fallen in love with Japanese men.

    Watch documentary
Close Login