This film was conceived after the research project «Women's Remembering of Life in Socialism», started in 1999 by a group of women scientists, students, and lecturers at the Centre for Women's Studies in Zagreb. The goal of the project is to begin an archive of women's life stories which would become a study material for writing a history of women so as to stop the practice of ignoring women and their experiences and to shed some light on the key historic events perceived from a female perspective.
In the film, we meet five women who openly and bravely speak of their efforts, successes, defeats, and joys which they experienced whilst living in socialist Yugoslavia. Our participants are women of different statuses, political affiliations, and worldviews, ethnic and religious backgrounds, but through their personal stories, we discern what is common to women disregarding origin and milieu. The overlapping of the places of female identity with the key determinants of the socialist period makes up the basis of the film, showing the emancipatory values as well as the oppressive elements and the everyday problems of the time.
The video also contains documentary footage from the film and television archives as well as printed materials and photographs from museums and private archives.