Khimji Ramdas - Proud to be Omani

In 2015, we had the opportunity to film the biggest business group in Oman and produce a day in the life video of two of their employees. Arafat Al Hinai and Badriya al Rahbi have been integral employees at Khimji Ramdas for 14 and nine years respectively, both starting at entry-level positions, overcoming their hardships and working their way up to achieving higher titles.

We spent five days in Muscat and Nizwa documenting Arafat and Badriya’s stories, filming their daily routines and filming interviews that would serve as the narratives for their video profiles. Also, we conducted interviews with their friends and colleagues to add supporting testimonies to their characters and climbed various mountains to capture the stunning landscapes of the country.

For this shoot, we sent a team of three, consisting of a director, a camera operator and a photographer to capture the lives of Arafat and Badriya.

Upon our return to the editing suite, we produced a three-minute film each for the employees that showcased their inspirational stories.

Gear used:

◾ Sony PXW-FS7
◾ Canon 5D MKIII
◾ Canon L Series Prime Lenses

Purpose:

To showcase Khimji Ramdas’ presence as an age-old establishment in Oman.