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115 Ratings

Children Underground

Directed by Edet Belzberg
United States, 2001


The film follows a group of abandoned adolescent street children who live in the Romanian subway system. The kids are encountered daily by commuting adults, who pass them by in the station as they starve, swindle, and steal, all while searching desperately for a fresh can of paint to get high with.

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Children Underground Directed by Edet Belzberg

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2002 | Nominee: Best Documentary, Features

Sundance Film Festival

2001 | Winner: Special Jury Prize (Documentary)

Independent Spirit Awards

2002 | Nominee: Truer Than Fiction Award

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