On a Paving Stone Mounted
"Ireland has always suffered from a high level of emigration, particularly since 'the famine' (of the 1840s).... Most people leave Ireland out of necessity, although... many automatically make the journey abroad to work because their friends or relatives have done so.... "The film represents the emigrant's journey, a confusion of anticipation, memories, and experience. Once in London, the emigrant creates situations that are reminders of Irishness. Memories also alter. The film deals with the way the mind selects from material that is presented to it; the arbitrariness of this selection.... (There is) no main character with which the viewer can identify. The camera interprets everything subjectively."