During the Spring 2020 Covid-19 lockdown, Atakan spent time in her small office/studio looking out at and relating to the plants on her terrace. For the artist, their importance increased daily. As she took care of them, watered them, and spoke to them, they became her friends. In this film, Oleander, she continues to use one of her favored techniques, personification, that only becomes obvious halfway through. In the narrative, she uses her own voice and the story is at least partially autobiographical, but as is typical for her narratives, it is hard to distinguish fact from fiction.