What is your background? This question is a conversation starter in America, but what are you supposed to answer if you are mixed? Or your heritage is not a well-known ethnic minority of East Europe.
Director Leyla Bulatova is investigating her mixed identity (Tatar and Mordva) through a Western lens. She talks about obstacles and stereotypes a mixed person, coming from a mono nation, has to overcome in Russia and abroad immigrant in Canada. The story follows the director's family history and historical events that changed millions' lives, like Russification, the October Revolution, Stalin rule, and a new wave of heritage reclaiming across the world.