Aldona grew up spellbound by Bobutė's stories, about her childhood in Lithuania, and the horrific war that tore it apart, forcing her to flee her home. As the years passed, Aldona planned to eventually record Bobutė's stories. But in 2004, Bobutė passed away suddenly, before she got the chance.
Aldona's grief and regret were still fresh when she met the singing grandmothers that night in the Land of Songs. Listening to their songs and stories, she felt she had been given another chance. She made a promise then and there to return one day, and record them.
In the fall of 2011, Aldona learned that all but five of the grandmothers had passed away. She knew it was now or never. Julian joined her, and with no filmmaking experience, they channelled their DIY instincts, assembled a crew of skilled friends, and raised funds via Kickstarter. By summer 2012, they were back in the village to make good on Aldona's promise.