Florence is a 19-year-old Kenyan orphan who re-entered school after giving birth to a child from a rape believed to have been set up by her sister. A top-scoring student at a district school in Nairobi with future ambitions to become a lawyer, Florence reveals her story on the last day of school to her closest friends from whom she has kept the experience secret.
Out of 7.3 million of births by girls aged between 15 to 19 worldwide, studies show approximately 10% of these are from Kenya. Whilst many drop out when the pregnancy is discovered and struggle returning to school after birth because of social stigmas attached, Florence has remained focused on completing her studies away from her son. Despite Florence’s unusually positive outlook, the film also documents tensions with her family in the countryside who can only afford for her to see him once a year.
This film won British Film Institute's Tweetapitch competition in late 2013 and is funded by the UN Association in London. It is currently in post-production, with screening expected in 2015.