The Moroccan desert has recently experienced several large meteor showers. In its arid lands now, rest some celestial pieces. A group of nomads, a scientist and a business man are all on a meticulous hunt for those tiny stones in the desert. Stones they hope can change their lives.
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Original Title: Fragments from Heaven Director: Adnane Baraka Country: France & Marocco Year: 2022 Duration: 84 min Producers: Andante Baraka & Jean-Pierre Lagrange

SPECIAL SCREENING: 14th of October (6 PM). Conversation with two rock lovers and a meteorite specialist on room for rocks within the arts, film and as an object.

«Fragments from Heaven» tells the story of Mohamed, a nomad in his fifties who lives with his family in a tent in a remote area of the eastern Moroccan desert. In order to change the difficult living conditions of his family, he decides to go in search of meteorite fragments. For him, these objects represent an opportunity to transform their lives forever. It is also the story of Abderrahmane, a scientist who relies on these meteorite fragments to pursue his research on the origins of the Earth and life. One is linked to the Earth, the other to the sky. One tries to survive in the hostility of the unchanging desert, the other to understand how the Earth manages to survive in the cosmos. Their quest merges with a spiritual quest that echoes with everyone else’s. In between, other Bedouins connect us more to human concerns. All of them do not imagine that this quest will lead them far beyond the simple hunt. Behind these objects, fragments of human complexity are hidden. The quests of these men reveal them.

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Baraka is a Moroccan independent filmmaker and musician, who graduated in 2010, had his first feature full length documentary in 2019, and is now releasing Fragments of Heaven, which he has been working on since 2014.

"After studying the audiovisual forms, I was able to acquire knowledge Parallel to experience. I always seek to innovate by exploring the formal and structural styles. I was born and lives in Marrakech, Morocco."