Video Descriptive Transcript for "Derweze, Turkmenistan – The Door to Hell"

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Dramatic middle eastern music plays throughout the video on flute and stringed instruments, possibly the dutar, a long-necked lute often played in Turkmen music.


Video footage of the Derweze gas crater which is a huge, deep, round crater in the ground. The video begins with a close up of sandy ground and then moves quickly across a desert plain to reveal the huge burning crater. People stand at the edge of the crater, a camera operator films a seconed person on a ledge with the crater in the background. Vehicle tyre tracks wind circles around the crater and vehicles are visible in the distance. A close up flyover shot of the crater highlights the bright intensity of the fire burning within.