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Children Underground

2001 Rated NR 1hr 44m

This Oscar-nominated documentary explores the tragic policy decision by Romanian dictator Nicolei Ceaucescu to outlaw the use of contraceptives and encourage his impoverished populace to have more children. Thousands of children were born to broken or dysfunctional families in a nation mired in political and economic instability, resulting in a large and rapidly growing population of homeless children in the city of Bucharest.

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Movie Details

2001 Sundance Film Festival®
  • Grand Jury Prize: Documentary nominee
2002 Academy Award®
  • Best Documentary Feature nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; "where are they now?" updates; crew biographies; filmmaker statement; resource guide.