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From Fragments


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FROM FRAGMENTS tells the story of an elderly couple that must battle through the grips of dementia to finish the swan-song of their lifelong love.

The film explores the burden ‘love’ places on us: to compromise, to sacrifice and (most of all) to cherish.

A true multi-disciplinary collaboration between a musician, two dancers and a filmmaker. The film combines these three artforms to envisage the devastating emotional reality of dementia.

Director’s Statement

FROM FRAGMENTS depicts a struggle against dementia that reflects what I have seen in my own family and one that continues to affect many others.

Dance is often seen as a poetic form of love, a way to silently express emotions, feelings and thoughts without being specific or overt. Some things are impossible to articulate with words.

While this disease can play a part in people’s lives for years, we aimed to tell this narrative in a short form – encapsulating the emotions that couples feel when living through dementia.


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