• Director: Edet Belzberg
  • Release Year: 2001
  • Production Country: United States
  • Language: Romanian

Children Underground

Description

Victims of Nicolae Ceaușescu's social engineering, the unwanted children of Romania struggle to survive on the streets... fighting, stealing, and inhaling glue for a few moments of relief and euphoria each day. Even those children who attempt to maintain some dignity in their lives face an uphill battle in a country seemingly too overwhelmed with the poverty and the numbers of these children to effectively accomplish any significant changes in their circumstances.

Themes

Childhood, Poverty, Slums, Social history, Patriarchy, Industrialization, Tyrants, dictators, and other narcissists, Urban violence, Communities, Social responsibility, Street children, Social experiments, Gendered history, Communism, Fall of Communism