Plot[ edit ] Babel focuses on four interrelated sets of situations and characters, and many events are revealed out of sequence. The film is edited in segments, patterned in the order shown below until towards the end of the film, at which point the order becomes randomized. The following plot summary has been simplified and thus does not reflect the exact sequence of the events on screen. Morocco[ edit ] In a desert in Morocco , Abdullah, a goatherder, buys a. Abdullah gives the rifle to his two young sons, Yussef and Ahmed, and sends them out to tend the herd. Ahmed, the older of the two, criticises Yussef for spying on their sister while she changes her clothes.