Documentary by Philippe Costantini
HD, 88 min, 2015
“House of Mothers” takes you to the “Casa de Santo António” shelter in Lisbon, which provides daily and emotional support to twenty teenage mothers. Throughout their 2 or 3 year-stay these girls are taught to be self-sufficient and to take care of their young children. Torn between childhood and adulthood their path to reach this goal is hard and bumpy – daily routines, social relationships, self-respect and responsibility are not clear and somehow collide with the young mothers’ needs, interests, fears and dreams.