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Bulgaria's Abandoned Children

  • Documentary and factual
  • 2007
  • Kate Blewett
  • 90 mins

Summary

An insight into the lack of treatment and care unwanted Bulgarian children get in care homes. A truly harrowing and emotional experience. Watch Edit Mogilino is a village in Ruse Province, northern Bulgaria. It became well known internationally after several reports about the institution for children with physical and mental disabilities. In 2007, the BBC showed the film "Bulgaria's Abandoned Children". The British public were deeply disturbed [1] and started a petition to the Prime Minister to intervene and put pressure on EU institutions and the Bulgarian government to solve the problem. Many British, Bulgarian and international charities intensified their work effort to solve the problem with abandoned children in the country. The case of Mogilino resembles the campaign publicising the conditions in the Romanian orphanages in the early 1990s. Bulgaria has been criticised for having one of the highest numbers of children in state institutional care in the EU.

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DirectorKate Blewett
EditorSean Lewis
EditorSteve Miller

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Released on
2007-09-13
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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