The series, entitled Sci-Tech: The World of Tomorrow will deal with a range of topics such as climate issues, the environment, football, energy and transport. The episodes are aimed at helping students and the younger generation understand the scope of bilateral cooperation and development projects in Oman, according to producers Toby Bräuhauser and Felix Kriegsheim.
“The series will highlight the areas where Germany and Oman are working together. We have worked with students from Oman, the German University of Technology and a number of scientists from both sides to create this series. During the filming, we learned a lot about the country and Omani people,” said Bräuhauser.
Echoing the sentiment, Kriegsheim added that in future the series could be more of a collaborative effort, utilising Omanis in the research and filming process. “As this was the pilot series, it has been difficult to find the right way of doing it and we hope to have a chance to do it again. We will include Omani filmmakers in the next shoot.”
The project was backed by the German Federal Foreign Office in cooperation with Sultanate of Oman TV and marked the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Oman and Germany, said H E Angelika Storz-Chakarji, the German Ambassador to Oman.
The launch ceremony was held under the auspices of Abdullah al Harrasi, chairman of the Public Authority for Radio and Television, with representatives of all those involved in the creation of the series present for the inaugural screening. The series will be broadcast on a monthly basis in both Oman and Germany.