6.30pm, Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
Director: Hakim Belabbes. Morocco. 2010. 90 mins.
Filmed over the course of ten years, FRAGMENTS is a deeply personal and autobiographical documentary that charts the lives of the Belabbes family through the transitions that life forces upon us; birth and growth, success and failure, aging and death. Inevitably, what also appears is the world that shapes this family – and in this way, the film presents a first-hand view of Moroccan society and culture.
This is also a recording of the first steps taken by the director into film and photography, documenting an incredible filmmaker finding his voice through the medium. Through his eyes, a beautiful and bravely human film emerges, showing how personal stories portrayed in film are able to expose universal issues that apply to us all.
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