107 Mothers portrays an almost unbelievably beautiful, tender and horrowing story of loss and hope inside jail. Lesya has just given birth to her first child, and now she is entering a world populated only by women: Inmates, nurses and wardens, women of all ages, wives and widows, daughters, sisters, pregnant women, and women with children. If not for the colour of the uniform, it would sometimes be hard to tell who is who.
Peter Kerekes was born in Košice, Slovakia, and graduated from the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, earning a degree in film directing. In 2003, he directed and produced his debut feature documentary, 66 SEASONS, which became a festival hit and won several awards, including the Best Film Award at DocAviv.