Film review: These Fragments

11th March 2016

#12MFF film review: These Fragments by Stephen Linstead |  #12MFF film entry link: here  |  #12MFF services here!


These Fragments

Every time I watch a documentary, I get this sensation where a part of history becomes a part of me, and in the same time, this piece of history becomes a duty for me to further share it with others. And I am now willing to share with you, the film lovers, one of my past experiences which comes under the name of These Fragments.

These Fragments in one of those documentaries which come with an interesting story that has the origin in the grounds of United Kingdom, considering a subject which oscillates around the closing of coal mines.

We distinguish the story through its anthropological aspect which defines the human in a realistic manner, by associating him with the disrespect for the past, for the environment and for his fellow. We observe the capitalism in its full purity, manifested with the same shallowness in relation to the values that built the contemporary society.


The story of the miners and the vibes of the places we visit through the audiovisual, become an unique experience for us, where like detectives, we look over the clues which send us to the main story. Also, some of the songs we hear during the documentary are making us to re-live the zeitgeist of those time, which nowadays seem as papers in a history book.

By contrast, we can distinguish the wealth of those places with the distressing image of resources wasting, left in disrepair.

Besides the economical and social aspects, the message this documenatary send remains as a mark over the indentity of those who watched it, where we continue to live, step by step, our daily lives.

review by Vlad Alexandru

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