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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Fragments from Heaven

Adnane Baraka

Morocco, France, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia

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Director's Biography

Independent Moroccan filmmaker Adnane Baraka was born in Marrakech and graduated from the ESAV film school with a degree in directing. In 2010, Talbanine, his first short documentary, won an award at the Festival International du Film de l’Étudiant in Casablanca. He completed Wandering Stars, his first feature-length documentary, in 2019. With Fragments from Heaven (2022), Baraka completes a project he has worked on since 2014, which was shot in several segments between 2017 and 2019. He is also a musician, researching acoustic and synthetic sounds through his InCave and SENT projects.

Tamazight, Arabic,
Sat 12 / 17h00 / Musée YSL
Sun 13 / 22h00 / Salle des Ambassadeurs

In the presence of the film crew

Mohamed, a nomad in his fifties, lives in a remote area of the eastern Moroccan desert. He searches for fragments of stone scattered in the desert by meteor showers. To Mohamed, these celestial objects represent an opportunity to improve his family’s lives forever. Meanwhile, Abderrahmane, a scientist, relies on these same stones to conduct his research on the origins of Earth and life itself. 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. Behind these fragments, elements of human complexity are hidden. The quests of these men reveal them.

Director : Adnane Baraka
Producer : Adnane Baraka, Jean-Pierre Lagrange
Screenwriter : Adnane Baraka
Cinematographer : Adnane Baraka
Editor : Karine Germain, Adnane Baraka
Sound : Adnane Baraka, Sara

With Mohamed Oubakha, Abderrahman Ibhi, Lahcen Oubakha, Youssef Oubakha

Production Company : Alpha Ursae Minoris Productions, JPL Productions
International Sales : Filmotor


Morocco, France, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia






Tamazight, Arabic,