In 1992, when the war broke out in Bosnia, twelve year old Vladimir Tomić left Sarajevo for Copenhagen, together with his mother and his older brother. Once there, the Red Cross put them on a giant hotel-ship, along with a thousand other refugees. During the two years that they had to spend waiting to be granted asylum, future film-maker Tomić started filming their daily life, as well as the lives of the other Serbian, Muslim and Croatian refugees with which they shared their lives on the flotel. Seen from the present, the film edited from old VHS footage works simultaneously as a poignant historical resource and a trigger for nostalgia: a coming-of-age story which captures a range of colourful characters, funny and emotional private moments, but also the escalation of nationalism among those who must share a boat as they shared a country. The film also includes a moving element of media archaeology, as we gather a privileged perspective into how the waves of migrants of the 1990s were using ‘VHS postcards’ to communicate with their dear ones left home.