- Title: U49
ws spinning globe against blue background with zoom in to Abu Dhabi marked in Arabic script ws sand dunes in desert high level shot over rooftops in town ws men on donkeys and man carrying load on head down sandy road bordered by walls and palm trees mws group of camels including baby feeding from mother whip pan to Sheikh talking and smoking pipe ws group of men sitting and talking interspersed with interview with Sheikh zoom out from architectural drawings pan up foundations of buildings with wires out of top so they look like modernistic palm trees cu bulldozer past with ultra-modern building in bg cu bulldozer past along road high < shot old fashioned shops and stalls with pan up to show modern buildings in bg zo architectural drawing pan across old town with low buildings.
vs interview with Sheikh vs contrasting traditional buildings with modern buildings vs construction sites showing semi-built houses ms man leaves home and drives away in taxi jeep mcu taxi driver speaks into microphone vs busy streets and buildings in center cu cash register/till totaling cost mws small shop with men shopping vs unleavened bread being made and cooked in clay ovens high < shot busy town square ms man pulls two children away from two men who are leaving home compound vs two men board their boat to go fishing and use outboard motor.
aerial view of palace compound surrounded by desert ms one Arab one European and a Chinese man look at architectural drawings aerial view of desert city ms engineer talks to pilot aerial shots of desert interspersed with architects drawing low < shot man driving jeep mws bridge under construction vs engineers and construction workers working on bridge ms jeep along road tracking shot fishing boat past ultra-modern buildings under construction pan right to construction parts on harbour side vs Abu Dhabi harbour with ships on horizon aerial shots buildings under construction vs architects drawings pan up to sea wall with sea splashing against it and harbour being dredged by European crane driver ms bulldozer working on harbour project mcu man talking into walkie talkie/mobile telephone ms fishing boat.
aerial shots sea inlets ms water splashing on front of boat cu automated telephone exchange handling calls ms man picking up telephone ws two men in office with one speaking into telephone vs construction work including bulldozer vs Abu Dhabi airport with mcu on VIP lounge sign ms model of luxurious building with swimming pool ms three men including one European discussing model of building mws pile driver with construction workers ms aeroplane descending onto airport tarmac shot from interior of cabin ws aeroplane/airplane coming into land vs jeep driving over rough desert landscape cu hand tuning car radio ms desert road rushing by shot from jeep vs oil pipeline pov desert shot from Jeep.
ws fishing boat with cu on net ws two men setting up fishing net vs fishermen unloading catch on boat ms lobster pot/net being dropped into sea from boat vs Jeep over sand dunes ms man stops Jeep and drinks water from water pouch vs man falls to sleep under shade of palm tree in oasis ms reeds in fg and desert with sun rising behind sand dune tracking shot of snake trail in sand with cut to snake moving through sand cu spider in web vs dung beetles digging out nest vs plants and shrubs ms camel grazing ws small boys out of hut while old man drinks tea ms small boys milking camel and then drinking milk outside hut ws young girl herds goats through oasis mcu girl draws water from well and pours it into tin cans loaded onto donkey mcu modern water tap and shower head with water out cu sign about Abu Dhabi water supply and development mws construction workers loading large pipes onto back of truck.
pan up from water gushing out of pipe to building under construction vs man filling water tanker from pipe pov sand dunes shot from jeep ms man shaking hands with children ms black curly haired goats in village made up of huts constructed out of reeds and sticks vs construction site vs house equipped with modern fitments cu gas flame with cut to show 'modern' gas cooker and pan left to sink mws fishing boat with cut to fish being speared vs Jeep driving over sand dunes vs construction site including bulldozer moving tons of sand cu heavy earth moving equipment vs surveyor taking measurements aided by man holding umbrella over his head mcu plumb line and measuring tape laid on ground.
ws view through surveyor's view finder pan from road laying machine to concrete road aerial shot of newly constructed bridge and trees vs oasis with fresh water and palms ws goats and camels eating from irrigation channel vs young men bathing in fresh water ms irrigation machinery and channels carrying fresh water ws man walking through tall crop vs trees grass flowers and fruit mcu old man talking to children in village ms man ringing school bell and children in playground mcu sign for Sharqia Primary School mcu children being placed into lines by teacher mws young men learning to type in classroom with cu on keys of typewriter vs faces of young men as they learn to touch type ws children marching from playground into classroom ms man delivering schoolgirls to school building mcu small girls having lesson with cu on Arabic script being written vs two small boys playing with lizard in sand dune vs boys playing football in sand mcu primitive air fan on ceiling of room ms view down exterior corridor of apartments/flats with air conditioning units affixed to walls pan up to electricity pylon showing how new homes are connected.
vs group of men having feast in traditional tent and going to sleep afterwards mcu line up of men outside barracks and entering x ray department ms man having chest x ray mcu European dentist and dental nurse examine small boy's teeth cu tooth chart showing areas of decay mws dental nurse sterilising equipment and making up mixture vs low < shots medicine drugs stored on shelves mcu man with hand on rudder of outboard motor ms group of men rowing large boat ms man smoking Hookah/ water pipe vs men rowing large boat vs men diving for pearls off large boat including underwater sequences picking oysters from seabed and carrying them in nets held around necks vs advanced typewriter/computer producing accounting/accounts spreadsheets including cus on keys and options pan up from files marked Government of Abu Dhabi to portrait of current Sheikh interview sequence with Sheikh ms collection of small flags on stands on desk vs gathering of Sheikhs.
mcu-ms army person jumps out of tank and talks to civilian man mws army personnel standing up in turrets of tanks as they greet aeroplane ws King Hussein of Jordan arriving at Abu Dhabi airport greeted by brass band ms King Hussein and Sheikh saluting to crowds interview sequence with Sheikh mws King Hussein and Sheikh arrive vs food at feast ms King Hussein and Sheikh talk over feast with a bottle of HP brown sauce in shot ws postal stamp featuring Sheikh's portrait ms two men walk past bank of deposit/post cu hand unlocking post box and removing letters cu telegram ms European man and Arab man working in office ws fishing boat in bg with net in fg m fish being unloaded on deck of boat mcu underwater shot of large fish in net mcu fish being unloaded onto boat mws two men raising sail on fishing boat ms jeep through desert into oasis where man harvests date from palm ws desert with palms and jeep moving in distance low < shot man driving Jeep and looking into sky ms man looking out of aeroplane window aerial shot desert dunes interspersed with shots of man looking out of aeroplane window low < shot two small boys and dog looking up to sky ws Jeep moving through desert and past ruined building.
ws sand dunes low < shot man driving Jeep through sandstorm pov shots sandstorm ms Jeep drives down sand dune cu sandstorm low < shots man removing cover from face as he drives through sandstorm ms two small boys obscured by sandstorm ms two small boys on top of sand dune ms man driving Jeep waving ms two small boys run down sand dune waving ms man in Jeep waves to boys ms man greets boys with kiss mws fishing boat under sail glides onto beach and sail is taken down vs men gutting fish on beach and hang sections to dry in air mcu man washes face ms men face Mecca and pray pan across desert dunes where man faces Mecca and prays ms army personnel faces Mecca and prays ms-cu man lights pipe and smokes mcu sea washes beach night shots of lit up building zoom out from sea at sunset to buildings in fg mcu sea washing beach mws town at night with lights ws bridge in silhouette at sunset.
- Keywords:KEYWORDS: ABU DHABI, GULF STATES, FARMING, INDUSTRY, BUSINESS, INFRASTRUCTURE, MODERNISATION
- Master Title:U49