The film shows the effect of war on families in a racially mixed village outside Sarajevo, Bosnia, where Bosnian Croats and Bosnian Moslems lived peacefully together. Norwegian anthropologist Tone Bringa first worked in this mixed Catholic-Muslim village five years earlier. The team set out to make a film about how war affected families and friendships in a village in Bosnia. It was shot mainly over a three-week period in January 1993, but eight weeks later, with the film almost ready for screening; the team hears reports of violence in the area. They made a return visit to obtain the material, which forms the film epilogue.