Fragments of a Love Story

Documentary Film, 15 minutes, 2011

At the turn of the 20th century, Sana Bilgrami’s great-grandfather travelled to Edinburgh from India to study medicine. A hundred years later, coincidentally living in Edinburgh herself, the filmmaker pieces together fragments of memory and archive to invoke a forgotten story of love and sorrow.

Showing until October 2012 at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, in the ‘Migration Stories: Pakistan’ exhibition.


Director, producer, camera and editor
Sana Bilgrami

Original Music, written and performed by John Need
‘Kesariya Balam’ by Allah Jilai Bai Bikaner, Courtesy of Saregama Plc

Naveed Riaz and Sana Bilgrami

Additional Camera and Photography
John Need

Paul Shade

Sound Dub
Robert Walker

Production company