The grandiose communist project of the Danube – Black Sea Canal, also called The Blue Avenue, has a dark history. In its first phase (1949-1953), after a start marked by great revolutionary enthusiasm, it quickly became a terrible Romanian gulag.

A few octogenarians, former political prisoners, bear testimony to how it is possible to survive on a tightrope, when death is present everywhere. When one’s life no longer has much value in the extermination camps at… the Canal of Death.