[On why she chose to direct 'Listen'] "I am not only interested in making films to express my art, as an artist – I am also interested in subjects relevant to people’s lives. It became obvious to me that I wanted to make this film when I saw that this was happening. I am a mother. I look at forced adoptions. This is not based on a specific case. It does not need to be Portuguese but I heard about a Portuguese family going through this. A forced adoption takes place when a family does not consent to an adoption."