Children Underground

General Information

Author/Creator
Belzberg, Edet, director.
Language
Romanian.
Subtitles
English
Published
Romania, 2000.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (108 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
“Children Underground” observes the lives of several Romanian street children in Bucharest's Piata Victoriei metro station. These children live in the station's tunnels and corridors, in almost indescribable conditions; they sleep in cardboard, and they beg and steal and prostitute themselves for food and money. Almost without exception they use drugs, especially the inhalant Aurolac, a cheap, toxic paint that coats their faces in silver. The children bounce in and out of shelters: they fight; they huff paint; they are beaten. These tattered lives go by in full view of both Bucharest's commuters and the filmmaker’s camera.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Note
Soros Documentary Fund

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 2589---