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Romania

Children Underground

Documentary on a year in the lives of five homeless Romanian children who make their home in a subway station in Bucharest. Begging on the streets, drug addicted, and painfully unaware of the cruel horrors of their soul-crushing existence, the story unfolds to reveal their harrowing day-to-day struggle for survival. Bonus features: Filmmaker statement, "Where are they now" updates, filmmaker and additional crew biographies, resource links.Produced and directed by Edet Belzberg. 2001. 104 min.

Suspino: A Cry for Roma

Examines the persecution and discrimination inflicted upon European Roma, or Gypsies as they are pejoratively called. Focuses on Romania, where Europe's largest concentration of Roma are considered "public enemies" -- and Italy, where the Roma are classified as nomads and forced to live in camps while being denied human rights available to refugees and foreign residents. 2003. 72 min.
Related web sites:Description of the video from Bullfrog Films catalog

The Journey Home: A Romanian Adoption

This is the story of Alexandra, an eleven-year-old Romanian girl who was adopted by a Canadian family at the age of three. Sandi and Al, Alexandra's parents, feel it is time for their daughter to make the journey to meet her birthparents and discover her roots. The film follows Alexandra and her adoptive family as they travel from Bucharest across Romania to the village where Alexandra was born. Along the way they visit orphanages for infants and children to see how they are run today. 2000. 44 min.

Videograms of a Revolution (Videograms einer Revolution)

An analysis of the revolution in Romania in 1989, covering events in the first five days, from December 21 when Ceausescu made his last speech to December 26, the day the dictator was executed. Material from Romanian television broadcasts and footage taken by amateur videographers provide multiple perspectives of events. A film by Haroun Farocki and Andrei Ujica. 1992. 107 min. ;
See also:Haroun Farocki bibliography