This film is part of a larger project about the entire process of oil exploration in Saudi Arabia. It focuses on seismic exploration and was filmed in the remote Rub al-Khali desert of Saudi Arabia (the so-called "Empty Quarter"). This is the original version edited on site shortly after filming, without the animated graphics that the revised version (vimeo.com/80279070/) contains.
Our very special thanks go to GUOLAI WANG of Sinopec, and our gratitude to all other Sinopec staff in the Ramlah 62 remote survey camp: without your ability to improvise and your inventiveness, this film would have been impossible.
writer / director / producer: DIRK VAN DEN BERG (website: dirkvandenberg.com)
camerawork: ARUL JAYAPRABATHAN
camera & grip assistant: GOPAL CHOZHIYAM
cover photo by Ahmed el-Itani (ahmadelitani.com)