Bulgaria’s Abandoned Children

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The Social Care Home – where 75 unwanted children are growing up – is the main employer in the small village of Mogilino. Few of the children can talk, not necessarily because they are unable but rather because no one has ever taught them how.

Kate meets the children in this tragic, silent world, such as Milan, the gentle giant who spends his days doing chores and watching over the others, and mildly autistic 18-year-old Didi, who is able to talk, and has plenty to say, but no one to speak to. The children that surround them suffer a variety of problems, many are blind or deaf and some are unable to leave their beds, many are literally wasting away.

Abandoned into the hands of the staff at Mogilino these children inhabit a bleak uncaring world, so devoid of normal everyday stimulus that many have taken to rocking slowly and constantly in their chairs just for something to do.

Bulgaria has more institutionalised mentally and physically disabled children than anywhere else in Europe. This film is a heart-rending and eye-opening look into the life of one such institution.

Bulgaria’s Abandoned Children , 10.0 out of 10 based on 29 ratings

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  • janet

    To Whom it may concern,

    You know that we all are complicit in the neglect of these beautiful children. When we ignore and let a child
    go hungry or abused by parents, society or the state, when we do nothing or say nothing, what are we going to say
    when we come to the Final Judgement? It scares me and most people that I talk to say it is not their problem.

    I say We are our Brother,s Keeper. This is in the Bible and if you do not believe it, you are condemned.
    janet

    • Kelly Chun-McWilliams

      Rather than going around condemning people, why don’t you tell me what YOU’RE doing about it.
      You know what else is in the Bible? Instructions on how to beat your slave: (Luke 12:47-48 NLT), instructions to beat your child, (Proverbs 23, 13 NIV) infanticide (Hosea 13:16)…then there’s all the rape, murder, molestation, genocide, slavery, torture… Keep your filthy murderous ‘god’ to yourself- he clearly isn’t helping these children and neither are you.

  • uratitmouse

    its eye opening cause its not something you think about every day…kids in other countrys that have the same afflictions get handled so differently…this is an extreme case of the opposite of care most country’s give…its an extreme case of survival of the fittest and what happens when there is noone to care for those whom are disabled

  • Christoffer Thiel

    This is so touching. I started to cry as hell when i saw this. So many children in the world who has so much to live for and cant be able to understand all things, cant do the same things as we can do. I have a brother who has the same problem. I have allways been there for him and allways be. Those who leave their children are nothing for more that unrespected and awful people, they shall be ashamed. If i could,i would give them a better life, i would do <3 But for my situation now, im poor and have to take care of my self, if i ever get a very good job or anything, i will donate so much i can… I hope people of the rich can take some matters and start to help and change the world. WE must help these people to have a better day, a better future. Where they can laugh, where they can do the things they like to do.

    Thank you who made this Video..

  • fuckgreece

    Glad to see capitalism and freedom is doing such wonderful things for these poor countries. I bet this would never happen when they were under Communism.

    • Julia

      What about Romania?

    • Julia

      What about Romania?

      • fuckgreece

        Its 10x worse in  Romania. Theres another documentary here showing the children of romania. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000867143333 Canis Caeleste

    Fuckin’ hell Bulgaria…get your shit together…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000867143333 Canis Caeleste

    Fuckin’ hell Bulgaria…get your shit together…

  • Kim Andersen

    Jesus…Can’t get those kids out of my head. Unbelievable.

  • Kim Andersen

    Jesus…Can’t get those kids out of my head. Unbelievable.

  • Amy

    This truly broke my heart.

  • lucy

    Disturbing how all the ‘carers’ are obviously well fed themselves.

  • Michael

    I have never seen anything like this before in my life… Completely devastated by this doc. Something needs to be done!

  • Marina

    This is appalling. I’m speechless…