Children Underground


1h 48m 2000

Brief Synopsis

A chronicle which ventures below the streets of Bucharest, Romania to reveal the lives of the abandoned children who live there. Through the eyes and words of these children, viewers get an uncensored look inside their world and their relentless struggle to survive. For these children, life is about

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Location
Bucharest, Romania

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

A chronicle which ventures below the streets of Bucharest, Romania to reveal the lives of the abandoned children who live there. Through the eyes and words of these children, viewers get an uncensored look inside their world and their relentless struggle to survive. For these children, life is about finding food, securing a safe place to sleep, getting drugs and averting abuse.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Location
Bucharest, Romania

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Award Nominations

Best Documentary Feature

2001

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Special Jury Prize for Best Film - Documentary at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall September 19, 2001

Released in United States January 2001

Released in United States July 2001

Released in United States June 2001

Released in United States November 2001

Released in United States on Video February 25, 2003

Released in United States September 2000

Shown at Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in New York City (Walter Reade) June 15-28, 2001.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Documentary Competition) July 5-14, 2001.

Feature directorial debut for Edet Belzberg.

Released in United States January 2001 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Documentary Competition) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 2001.)

Released in United States on Video February 25, 2003

Released in United States June 2001 (Shown at Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in New York City (Walter Reade) June 15-28, 2001.)

Released in United States July 2001 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Documentary Competition) July 5-14, 2001.)

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown as a "work-in-progress" at IFP Market/(IFFM) ("Rough Cuts") in New York City September 15-22, 2000.)

Released in United States Fall September 19, 2001

Released in United States November 2001 (Shown at AFI Fest 2001: The American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival (Documentary Competition) November 1-11, 2001.)