Children Underground Poster

Release Date: June 22nd, 2001

DVD Release Date: February 25th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
After the fall of communism in Romania, unwanted children in state orphanages escaped into the streets. These children are the subject of this documentary, which follows them into a subterranean world of hierarchy, hunger and drug use. The film focuses on five diverse children, including 12-year-old Mihai, who ran away from home due to his father's beatings, and Cristina, who passes for a boy. The filmmakers follow and record their daily lives, and the strained possibilities for reintegration.

Director: Edet Belzberg

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Underdog, Growing up, Gritty, 1990s, Family

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Nominated Documentary (Feature)