Children Underground

This Oscar-nominated documentary explores the tragic policy decision by Romanian dictator Nicolei Ceaucescu to outlaw the use of contraceptives and encourage his impoverished populace to have more children. Thousands of children were born to broken or dysfunctional families in a nation mired in political and economic instability, resulting in a large and rapidly growing population of homeless children in the city of Bucharest.
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Heartbreaking, urgent, unsentimental and unflinching.
Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star  full review
Edet Belzberg's fearless aesthetic is also a measure of her film's brilliant indictment of any society that can allow its most vulnerable to slip into oblivion.
Robert Koehler, Variety  full review
A heartrending act of courage in the guise of a documentary film.
Jan Stuart, Newsday  full review
A singularly depressing film.
Stephen Holden, New York Times  full review
A powerful piece of filmmaking.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post
A horror story, told with Dickensian compassion, permeating outrage, and little hope.
Ed Park, Village Voice  full review
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  • Release Year: 2001
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 104 min
  • Available From: Aug 18, 2012
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Edet Belzberg

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