In a photo booth, a baby is crying. A female voice is heard saying comforting words. A photo appears with a teenage girl and a baby cuddled in her arms. Ilinka is 14 years old. She has been living in Switzerland for a year with her mother and her aunt. Ilinka just gave birth to a boy. Ilinka‘s mother has heard about a box where babies can be deposited.
As a filmmaker I feel responsible to inform the audience about unknown and unconvenient topics. Baby abandonment is a hidden and private act, which I decided to present from the women point of view using a fiction feature.
I would like to show the society, which is often considering negatively baby abandonment, the love and strength of women, deciding to give away their babies. The Swiss Society has a pragmatic and administrative response for baby abandonment. There exists a baby hatch, which, however, is barely accepted in the Swiss society. I regret that there are no respectful solutions for mothers, their abandon babies, and the adoptive parents in Switzerland such as in New Zealand and Polynesia.