Romania has been heavily industrialized in it's over 40 years of communism. Every town had a industrial center and people from all over the country were moved to urbanize the areas around mines and factories. Huge industrial centers were built in rural areas, changing the landscape completely. The factory workers and the miners were the country's pride, idealized and portrayed as heroes.
In the transition from communism to a market economy most of the country's industrial centers have been closed or severely downsized, living whole communities jobless.
The project is an ongoing long-term study of life in these communities.