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Making a film about Socotra's old men

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Владимир Мельник, фотограф

Early November Vladimir Melnik came again to Socotra to make a film about Socotra’s old men whose lifestyle pattern has not practically changed for the recent decades.

The purpose was to shoot the longest-living population of the Island – the old men living in distant areas of Socotra. Our prime interest was the Socotrans’ coastal and upland living conditions and their way of life.

We asked them to tell us the Socotran tale of two brothers that is practically rewording the famous translation of the Ancient Egyptian script dated of 1500 B.C.


The film is being made within the framework of the "Our unknown Planet" International Project.

You can see the photos made during shooting of the film in Denis Romanov’s blog.


Vladimir promised to provide our site with short video clips which will be published as become available.





Some of the film personages:

Саалеф - отшельник из Калесан
Saalef, a solitary old man preserving Wadi Kalesan.





















Шейх Хасаан, бухта ШуабSheikh Hammed Abdyllah Datayan, Shu’ub bay.
























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Vladimir Agafonov
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The Film is Made
Reply #12 on : Wed April 14, 2010, 17:01:13
According to Andrej Martynov, the producer of "Neizvestnaja Planeta" ("The Unknown Planet") production, this film has been made completely and just delivered to the REN-TV television company in Moscow. It is possible to be on air soon.
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