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Journey to Mecca (2009)

 -  Drama | History  -  7 January 2009 (USA)
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One of the greatest travelers in human history, 21 year old law student Ibn Battutah set out alone to Mecca from Tangiers in 1325 and returned to Morocco almost 30 years later. This is the ... See full summary »

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Ibn Battutah
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One of the greatest travelers in human history, 21 year old law student Ibn Battutah set out alone to Mecca from Tangiers in 1325 and returned to Morocco almost 30 years later. This is the story of his first pilgrimage, book-ended with never-before seen documentary footage of the contemporary Hajj. Filmed for initial presentation in IMAX and other giant screen cinemas. Written by Jonathan Barker

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Wonderful
16 August 2010 | by (Beach Park, IL) – See all my reviews

This was a great movie and for me, it was a wonderful first experience with an IMAX film. The only disappointing thing about it was the short length of the film. The imagery was stunning, especially the aerial shots of Mecca. The story was great and even more impressive when you think about how much knowledge you gain from such a short film. The characters were believable and sincere. The shooting style was unique. It took me a moment to realize the story changed gears when showing present day Mecca.

All in all, I highly recommend. If nothing else, go watch it so more movies like this will be made.


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