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Children Underground


Children Underground
(Edet Belzberg, 2001)

Children Underground
Introduced by the director Edet Belzberg, 2001

Visiting Filmmakers

Today’s most engaging and inventive directors, producers, and film professionals join us to introduce their work and answer questions after most screenings.

Fri, Nov 16, 2001 7 PM

Debuting earlier this year at Sundance, where it won the Special Jury Prize, Edet Belzberg's heartbreaking documentary Children Underground reveals the bleak day-to-day existence of five homeless children living in the subways of Bucharest, Romania.

"Gripping and heartbreaking. A brilliant indictment of any society that can allow its most vulnerable to slip into oblivion."--Robert Koehler, Variety

Told through the eyes and words of these five forgotten children as they struggle against hunger, drug abuse, and violence, Children Underground (105 mins.) is both tough-minded and emotionally harrowing. It also draws attention to one of the calamities afflicting Romania in the wake of deposed dictator CeausescuÌs disastrous fertility campaign: thousands of unwanted children robbed of nurturing family environments. The New York-based Belzberg comes to the Wexner Center to introduce Children Underground and to discuss how she came to develop such extraordinary trust with the children her film depicts.

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