The documentary was released in 2001....at the time of filming there were 20,000 homeless children in Romania due to the abolition of birth control and the encouragement of having more children per order or Nicolei Ceaucescu, a Romanian dictator. So many children ended up in horrid conditions, whether in orphanages or in below poverty levels in their own families (no clothes, no running water, no heat, not enough food, etc.) and chose to run away. Many of these children ended up on the streets, begging for money or food. They "huff" what appears to be silver or gold paint, not paint thinner, but I could be wrong about that. XIII is correct in that there are not that many homeless children on the streets these days. However, we may never know exactly how many were living on their own in subways and other areas, in squalor. Anyone who has not seen this documentary, really should. Anyway, I am thinking, judging on the bottles of Aurolac, that it's either like paint thinner or like spray paint and is inhaled for a high. I actually believe the number of homeless children in Romania may have been even higher than the estimated 20,000...factor in the children who ended up in over-crowded orphanages, and 20,000 is really not that high of a number. Thank goodness there are not that many these days.