The Oil Gush in Balakhany

The Oil Gush in Balakhany (Azerbaijani: Balaxanıda neft fontanı) is a film directed by the pioneer of cinema in Azerbaijan, Alexandre Michon, it was filmed on August 4, 1898 in Balakhany, Baku and presented at the International Paris Exhibition.[1][2] The film was shot using a 35mm film on a Lumière cinematograph and is considered the first film in Azerbaijani cinematography. It depicts a blowout from an oil well in the Balakhany village of Baku.[3]

The Oil Gush in Balakhany
Azerbaijani film 1898.jpg
Directed byAlexandre Michon
Written byAlexandre Michon
Produced byAlexandre Michon
Music bynone
Release date
August 6, 1898
Running time
30 seconds

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  1. ^ Aydin Kazimzade. "Cinema in Azerbaijan: Pre-Soviet Era", Azerbaijan International, 5(3), Autumn 1997
  2. ^ Frappi, Carlo; Verda, Matteo (23 January 2014). Azerbaigian, energia per l'Europa: Storia, economia e geopolitica degli idrocarburi del Caspio (in Italian). EGEA spa. ISBN 978-88-238-7609-5. Retrieved 11 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Neft haqqında dünyada ilk filmlər". Azertag (in Azerbaijani). 29 January 2022. Retrieved 11 July 2022.

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