Fragments From Heaven
Morocco, France, Qatar, 2022, 84'
The south-eastern regions of Morocco are famous for the recurring meteor showers. The desert is scattered with fragments of these objects fallen from the sky. In the bated silence of these arid lands, a fifty-year-old nomad, Mohamed, wanders at a calm, slow pace in search of the sky stones. If he finds them, he could help improve the harsh living conditions of his family, who inhabit a little tent in a remote area of the desert. The other character is Abderrahmane, a well-known scientist who studies these meteorites along with the origins of our planet.
Fragments from Heaven is a meta-physical inquiry into the origins of life. The wandering lifestyle of the desert nomads and the ongoing research of scholars are interwoven in a single, unstoppable journey bound to an unattainable absolute. Adnane Baraka brings to life a work that transcends the distinctions between fiction and documentary, taking us to the boundaries of the human: from the nomads’ voices that accompany the rhythm of the walk, lost in the infinity of the desert, they elevate up to the sky, with a powerfully suggestive and visually strong ending.