In the heart of present day Romania in the region of Transylvania apart from the ancient Hungarian inhabitants, Szekelys and Csangos, other ethnic groups like Saxons, Romanians, Gypsies and Jews have been living together for centuries. They are one another's minority. They respect and tolerate the cultural differences and when they meet they proudly show their cultural diversity.
Brasso (Brasov) Railway Station is at a crossroads. Shabby trains come, stop and go, bringing together passengers of different origin, culture and language. It is a place where people wait and talk in the smoky waiting rooms, eating, drinking and sleeping. But sometimes it is a place for play and the people will sing, dance and play music.
This film is about the dance and music of this culturally rich area, a region which has drawn in generations of musicians and music ethnologists to do research and seek inspiration.
This film resides in the boundary between reality and performance; portrarying this cross cultural encounter through music and dance.
This is a rare and unique film presenting folklore in its original form and in its multicultural wealth. It is an invaluable resource and archival material for all library collections.