Mountain Mafia: The Mushroom Pimps
Mircea Barbu | Romania | 2018 | 50'
Category - Special Screening
Every year, once the mushrooms and wild berries ripen, hundreds of roma gypsi children flock to the mountains surrounding Cluj in search for these much-prized resources. Once picked, the mushrooms end up in sizzling-hot plates of luxury Italian restaurants or supermarkets. All of this is happening while the Romanian authorities turn a blind eye to children forced labour conditions and the economical fraud surrounding this phenomenon.