Babies Behind Bars

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​Set in a female prison unit in the city of Rome, Babies Behind Bars tells the story of newborns and toddlers kept in the care of their imprisoned mothers. Forced to spend the first years of their lives behind prison bars, children are separated from their inmate mothers soon after their birthday. To gladden children's hearts, a generous group of volunteers takes the babies out of prison every weekend for a day saturday of freedom. Filmed from the POV of the inmates and the volunteers, the film portraits the natural desire of freedom against the vital need for motherly love.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Prison
  • Migration
  • Mothers

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