18 films Found
In 2004, American company Smithfield changed the Romanian agricultural landscape. Acquiring 75% of pig farms and their distribution networks, the corporate giant has put 9 out of 10 breeders out of business.
As their parents go to work abroad, over 350,000 Romanian children are left "home alone." This report asks why, in the care of relatives or neighbours, many of these children have attempted or committed suicide.
Corruption is part of daily life in Romania, with almost half of Romanians admitting to paying bribes. Now the EC is putting increasing pressure on the Romanian government to end bribery.
In the surrounding forest areas of Romania, the brown bears of Brasov have been increasing in number since the hunting ban enforced by former leader Nikolai Ceausescu almost 40 years ago.
The struggle for gay rights in Europe has been going on for years but in Romania, it's only just starting. Many Romanians believe homosexuality is a perverted disease and see gay rights as a corrupting Western ideal.
Meet the rival monarchs of the gypsies. Florin Cioba claims he's King of the Roma. But try telling that to his cousin - Emperor of all Roma Everywhere.
In Romania, witchcraft is a multi-million dollar business. TV used to be packed with ads for witches advertising spells. Then the government took the unusual step of banning witchcraft ads on tv.
Everyone remembers the shocking pictures of Romanian orphans, tied to their cots in squalid institutions. Decades on, many children are still being held in old-style institutions.