The film is shot in Cismigiu Gardens, one of the oldest public parks in Bucharest. This park is a central space attracting people from all walks of life, a place for social interaction and solitary reflection. Interweaving voices that recollect the past with glimpses of present-day scenes from the park, the film constructs a montage of stillness and motion, images and voices, landscapes and people.
Alyssa Grossman is a postdoctoral research fellow in Heritage Studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology with Visual Media from the University of Manchester (2010), and an MA in Visual Anthropology from the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (2005). Her current research focuses on everyday sites and practices of memory in post-socialist Romania.