Big documentary about Amber for Qatar TV filmed in Russia.
Filming a documentary about Amber in Russia
A big project was aired on Quatar TV – a documentary about Amber that was filmed in Kaliningrad, Russia with the help of FilmspbTV. The filming took place in 2019. For over a week our film crew had access to the Amber combine in Kaliningrad for being able to cover all the stages of the mining and and it took over a week to cover the entire process of amber extraction and processing.
With complete access to the quarry and the processing plant – the crew was able to film every single step of the process. After strict security checks we were even allowed to film inside the treasury and inside the jewelry manufacturing department of the amber combine. Add there the filming inside the Amber room in Catherine’s palace at the outskirts of Saint Petersburg is one of the. All this allowes the project to become a comprehensive story about Amber, from the quarry to the shop with souvenirs and to the hospitals where amber is used as an anticeptic.
The process of getting film permits for this project in Russia took over a month, as gems mining is always a strictly guarded process. The crew had to get journalist visas and accreditations from the Russian ministry of foreign affairs in order to be able to realize this project.
FilmspbTV is proud to share with you the result of this filming – two episodes of the show “Al Gawali” – (الغوالي – الحلقة).
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