Five countries, five women, five stories. The film comprises of five dramatic reflections on motherhood among young women today in the country formally known as Yugoslavia. Five films, in fact, by five such women.
A pregnant woman in hospital meets the man who has just killed her husband. Another hides her pregnancy from her boyfriend because she knows her work means she must leave him. Yet another, expecting twins, is faced with a terrible choice when one is diagnosed as damaged. Having just given birth, a drug-addicted mother is told her child must be taken away for adoption. A young nun becomes pregnant. These are everyday contemporary stories from Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia. Stories that look at the consequences of war from a different perspective. Stories that ask the question: what does it mean to give life after so much death?