The filming of a documentary about the great Russian explorer, ethnologist, anthropologist and biologist Nikolay Miklouho-Maclay has been completed in the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkammer) in St. Petersburg.
The film director is the scientist’s descendant, also Nikolay Miklouho-Maclay, a spokesperson for the Miklouho-Maclay Foundation told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.
The working title of the film is Miklouho-Maclay’s St. Petersburg. In the Kunstkammer, an interview with Andrey Golovnev, Director of the Museum, was filmed. The Kunstkammer keeps a large number of exhibits that Miklouho-Maclay brought from his expeditions.
The film will also feature other places that Miklouho-Maclay visited and tell about the life, the travels to Southeast Asia and the humanistic ideas of the researcher.
The documentary is to be released when the 175th anniversary of Miklouho-Maclay and 45th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Russian and Papua-New Guinea is celebrated.
The first show is planned in February 2021. The short film will be dubbed in Russian and in English.
Photo: Miklouho-Maclay Foundation