This documentary follows surprisingly intimate five street children in Romania, where the fall of communism has led to a life on the street to 20,000 children.
In a 16-year-old, who leads his band with a mixture of brutality and compassion, a small, intelligent and very articulate 12-year-old boy, these children seem at first still wild and scary in the course of the film of loneliness, despair, and glimpses of hope will transform the way we perceive them.
Make no mistake: this is difficult to see. As Children Underground explores the state’s scarce resources to support these children and follows some of the children to their families hard, the scope of the problem becomes bigger and more intractable.
However, this documentary offers an unblinking and compassionate look deeply at the extremes of human existence, do not forget easily