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Flüchtlinge am Fahrkartenschalter des Münchner Hauptbahnhofs im September 2015

Gemeinsam mit einem Team von Sozialpsychologen um Prof. Dr. Fritz Strack von der Universität Würzburg entwickelt die deMAX GmbH den audiovisuellen Beitrag für eine ‚weise Intervention‘, die die Integrationschancen von Flüchtlingen mit Bleibeperspektive signifikant verbessern soll. Im Zentrum des Konzepts steht ein 20-minütiges Video, das durch Fragebögen ergänzt wird. Mit Unterstützung des Bundesministeriums des Innern, für Bau und Heimat BMI sowie des Bundesamts für Migration und Flüchtlinge BAMF soll in einem 12monatigen Feldversuch die Wirksamkeit der Intervention nachgewiesen werden. Konkret geht es um die Verbesserung der Lernerfolge in den Integrationskursen. Nach erfolgreichem Abschluss sollen die Interventionsmaterialien allen Trägern von Integrationskursen für Flüchtlinge zur Verfügung gestellt werden.

Tracing the Legacy


The Zanzibar Archives in Stonetown were one of the research locations for ‚Tracing the Legacy‘

Representatives of deMAX GmbH took part in a pitch for a documentary project discussing the legacy of Omani civilization in East Africa. The deMAX proposal includes an examination of knowledge transfer in almost all fields of life: religion and education, language and administration, technology and trade, agriculture and crafts, hygiene and medicine, music and poetry. A commissioning institute will decide over the submitted proposals within the course of 2016.

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The large water tank at Malta’s main film facility was used to produce impressive storm scenes

Filming for ARABIA FELIX - A History of Oman ended with a spectacular high-speed shoot at the large water tank of Malta’s Mediterranean Film Studios. Frame rates of up to 1500 fps were used to visualize the impact of massive waves on an early medieval sailing vessel and its crew. Malta was the last location on a production plan that involved shoots in thirteen countries - Oman, Dubai, Sharjah, USA, Portugal, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Tanzania, Singapore and China.

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State-of-the-art pyrotechnics were used to acquire action footage for episodes 2 and 3 of ARABIA FELIX - A History of Oman

The Malta shoot began with a series of action scenes that combined high speed filming and pyrotechnics. The filming took place at the Fort Ricasoli site, which is part of the Mediterranean Film Facilities on the island of Malta. Local talent was used to reenact the Portuguese attack on Qalhat in 1508 as well as the Machui shoot-out on October 19th, 1856 during the palace revolution on Zanzibar.

Hengdian World Studios

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The studio shoot at China’s largest film studios in Hengdian lasted for a week.

The first part of the ARABIA FELIX TV series called for a number of reenactment scenes focusing on the maritime trade with China. Recreating the life of Arabian and Persian merchants in the foreigner’s settlements of Chinese harbour towns in the 9th and 10th century AD, DEMAX chose the TANG district at the Hengdian World Studios as a location. A team of thirty, combining Omani, Chinese and German talent, and up to one hundred extras helped to make this inspiring episode of Omani history come to life.