A House of Wonders
A three-part documentary film series on Omani Presence in East Africa
A House of Wonders is a German-Omani coproduction investigating the historical relations between Oman and East Africa while taking the arrival of the European colonial powers into account. Narrated by the Beit al Ajaib as a material witness to this relationship, the films follow the biographies of three pivotal characters covering a span of 150 years.
Episode 1: A Trader’s Empire – Sayyid Said bin Sultan
Episode 2: The Age of Caravans – Tippu Tip
Episode 3: The Voice of Mombasa – Mubarak Al Hinawy
Local experts as well as international scholars contribute to a multi-perspective approach seeking to bridge the rift that resulted in fractured identities on all sides.
DEMAX was founded in 1999 and the name already indicates the most important focus of work at the time – DEMAX started as a production service for large-screen cinema labelled IMAX®.
The love for the big picture has remained – although the company today covers the entire spectrum of modern documentary film production – from scientific-journalistic research over script development to production.
We produce classic documentaries, educational films, media installations and concepts as well as theme films for private clients and government institutions.
We prefer projects that also convince us in terms of content: How do we improve coexistence, how can we contribute to maintain social consensus? What can we learn from history? What is relevant for our lives in a global world?
We are interested in what connects people and overcomes borders!