FRAGMENTS FROM HEAVEN
Fantasy and Creative Documentary | Running Time: 84 minutes
2022 / Tamazight and Arabic dialogue
Country: Morocco, France, Saudi Arabia and QatarDirected by: Adnane Baraka
He graduated from the ESAV film school in 2011 with a degree in directing. In 2019, Baraka finished his first full-length documentary “APEX-Wandering Stars”. However, “Fragments From Heaven” is the film he has been working on since 2014. Baraka is also a musician, researching sound through InCave & SENT projects.
ProducerAdnane Baraka, Jean Pierre Lagrange
CastMohamed Obakha, Abderahman Ibhi
Two men comb the Moroccan desert, famous for its recurring meteorite falls, for these stones that rain from heaven. Meteorites are valuable to them both, albeit for very different reasons. Mohamed is a tent-dwelling desert nomad living in harsh conditions, looking for a way to improve life for his family. Abderrahmane is a scientist for whom the meteorites are a key to understanding the origins of the Earth and its life forms. Neither man imagines that his project will go far beyond merely looking for rocks, but this arid land has a transformative power of its own. Director Adnane Baraka, who is a musician as well as a documentary maker, watches the two seekers’ respective wanderings as they each become immersed in contemplation of the deeper truths of life. Going in search of pebbles in the immensity of the desert may seem absurd, but this magnificent film ultimately expresses a universal human quest. This film is supported by the Red Sea Fund.