A couple take their young daughter down to La Ronde on a warm sunny afternoon. Opened since 1967, this amusement park continues to be a popular family attraction during the summer season and a common childhood experience for many Montrealers. Yousra remembers going to the park with her family every couple of years and the excitement this visit would bring. She recounts how they “would be out from the day until night”.
When asked about her memories of the day, Yosura remembers most clearly the bumper cars and atmospheric nostalgia of being in that place. Like many families with home movies on older formats, she grew up seeing the tapes throughout the years, but stopped once her family no longer had a VHS player. Born and raised in Montreal, but with Moroccan heritage Yousra describes herself as being “someone with two identities [we] are culturally bilingual… I try to define myself and not let others define me.”