Ceaușescu Decree no. 770 banned women from having abortions in Romania. That resulted in the birth of about 2 million children, who have since been known as "Generation Decree."
My father, a Romanian theater director, was considered a threat to the Communist regime of his time.
Under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu, homosexuality was outlawed and never discussed—having the wrong kind of intercourse could lead to interrogations and prison time.
During the communist period, housing estates were built all over Romania in an attempt to provide homes for workers. However, once the revolution came and capitalism swept in, the buildings were forgotten about and fell into disrepair.
Ioana Cîrlig and Marin Raica plan to travel around the heavily-industrialized areas left after the Communist period, documenting the lives of the people who ex-Romanian President Nicolae Ceauşescu turned from farmers into miners, then left bankrupt...