Sharjah, 13 May / WAM / “Treasure from its land to its sea” has aroused the scientific curiosity of environmental researchers as it is one of the unparalleled places in the world..between its beaches and mountains and in the depths of the surrounding waters, an exploratory adventure lives on an island that combines excitement and fun, science and knowledge In the premiere of the four parts of the documentary film “Sir Bu Nair – Nature’s Sanctuary” on Sharjah TV from 14 to 17 May, at 9:15 pm.
In a work that blends environmental vision with the highest quality photography arts, creative directing, and installing shots in an interesting manner, the documentary comes in partnership between the Sharjah Radio and Television Authority and the Sharjah Government Media Office, in cooperation with the Environment and Nature Reserves Authority in Sharjah, to reveal the secrets of a nature reserve that was announced 20 years ago by an Emiri decree of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, as a virgin land occupies a distinguished geographical location and historical importance that made it rich in amazing geological formations, natural plants, coral reefs, and living creatures that are among the most prominent birds and reptiles of the United Arab Emirates, in addition to being a safe haven for “hawksbill” turtles. Endangered Walker Breed.
After a full year of tracing the life cycle of living organisms on Sir Bu Nair Island and its sea, and interviewing a group of specialists and experts in the field of marine biology, in addition to some employees and technicians working in the reserve, the filming hours reached nearly 1000 hours on the island and its beaches, and in the city of Sharjah, he went out to Al-Noor is a four-part documentary, with an hourly rate for each of them. It is of international standards in the field of producing, directing, and installing documentary programs. A huge team of more than sixty people contributed to its production, and it includes both His Excellency Muhammad Hassan Khalaf as executive producer and British John Martin as director. Documentary production was also undertaken by: Artistic producer Ashraf Ali and Tony Deegan while artistic creativity in the shots were to directors of photography Michael O’Donovan and Ross Bartley and Kevin Smith specialized in underwater photography.
The documentary, which was decided to be shown in conjunction with the Sir Bu Nair Festival, aimed at promoting the biodiversity of the marine environment in the emirate, is full of important environmental and scientific information that explains the importance of the island to fishermen in the past and present, and presents the rich and diverse environmental life that it embraces, as it is one of the most important marine reserves in the United Arab Emirates. The most important productions of the Sharjah Radio and Television Authority and the Sharjah Government Media Office in cooperation with Jet Go Films Limited.
His Excellency Mohammed Hassan Khalaf, Director General of the Sharjah Broadcasting and Television Authority, confirmed that after the great success achieved by the partnership between the Authority and the Media Office of the Government of Sharjah in the documentary film “Sharjah Safari”, which won several international awards, the challenge was greater and we wanted to continue the path of making documentaries with a quality that competes with international productions and reflects the message of the Authority. Sharjah Radio and Television, which seeks to highlight Sharjah’s leadership in various development sectors and the emirate’s superiority in the areas of environmental sustainability and scientific research, which enhances its position as an eco-tourism destination and a laboratory for research specialized in the protection of living organisms and rare species. and its objectives.-
Muhammad Khalaf explained that the production of the documentary “Sir Bu Nair” is in line with the vision of the Emirate of Sharjah in protecting the environment and biodiversity. It is also a documentary based on visual stories that the audience lives with the events and research carried out by environmental specialists on the island. Drone aerial footage and ground footage with the latest cameras, which varied between general and accurate scenes. Water cameras were also used to photograph life in the depths of the sea, and we also resorted to using a water drone to obtain distinctive underwater clips.-
The “Sir Bu Nair” documentary is based on a group of adventures for scientific researchers observing turtles, gulls, reptiles, fish, coral reefs and other living creatures, and at every stage of its stages and chronological sequence. Basic knowledge in an attractive narrative style.
The work shows the charm of the island, the beauty of nature and its geological diversity. A photographic aspect may inspire you that the researchers are standing on the red planet Mars, only to discover that they are on the mountains of Sir Bu Nair Island, which are rich in iron oxide. During the viewing, you realize the effort in developing a solid plan of action in photographing experts and specialists during their survey tours of the island. The montage of the work reflected high artistic intelligence and creativity when unexpected moments captured by the camera were employed, so spontaneous situations became an important part of the documentary film, which reflected the astonishment of the action heroes and their feelings in surprising moments with dolphins, the help of a tired turtle, or even the appearance of sharks and the enjoyment of young turtles and the atmosphere of suspense. They hunt snakes, spiny-tailed lizards, and more. This stunning footage makes you follow the work with more passion and awareness of environmental issues while the wonderful soundtrack plays a role in entering the state of anticipation with environmental researchers depending on the nature of the situation.
His Excellency Tariq Saeed Allay, Director General of the Media Office of the Government of Sharjah, explained that the documentary of Sir Bu Nair Island reflects a development in the field of documentary industries in the emirate. Its secrets and answers the question of why it is considered one of the most important islands in the Arabian Gulf, and sailors resorted to it in the past. As for the viewer, through the four parts, he learns about the environmental characteristics of the island that made it a nesting site for seagulls and hawksbill turtles.
He added that the documentary work also reflects the emirate’s efforts to empower women and establish a team of Emirati women researchers who deal with foreign expertise to be the nucleus of the future to continue environmental projects in Sharjah and those in charge of sustainability and biodiversity projects. In fact, all the information and knowledge presented in the documentary carries scientific, social and economic dimensions. We work in The Sharjah Government Media Office encourages it to support the emirate’s efforts and consolidate its position as an eco-tourism destination while preserving our cultural heritage, highlighting our heritage and past that we are proud of, and laying intellectual foundations for our future aspirations.