Mothers2015 －The 17 year-old birth mother
85min (including TVCM)
“I am scared of the child in my tummy…confesses Asako, a high-school sophomore who got pregnant as a result of child abuse. What can bring light to Asako’s closed heart…”
This is the second edition of Chukyo TV’s 45th anniversary Drama, Mothers.
After gathering a great deal of information and case studies regarding special adoptions, Chukyo drafted an original script giving extensive coverage to these situations after determining that the gathered material can best be portrayed through drama.
The story for “Mothers 2015 The 17 year-old birth mother” is based on a true story.
Principal character of this drama is Asako, a high-school sophomore. She became pregnant unexpectedly as a result of sexual abuse by her mother’s boyfriend. This abuse has deeply wounded her physically and emotionally in ways that will last her entire life. Betrayed, even by her beloved mother Asako blocked her memory of the abuse and shut her mind in despair. Accompanied by a class teacher, she visited the house called “Smile Baby” run by an NPO that assists pregnant women who cannot raise their babies for various reasons.
Through 3 mothers (the birth mother, the foster mother, and Takako, the head of the NPO who connects the two others through special adoption. The story raises fundamental questions, “What is life?” and “What is motherhood?”
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