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Follows the story of charismatic 22-year-old Arabian filmmaking student Hamzah Jamjoom as he returns home from Chicago's De Paul University to make a film about his native culture. | Add synopsis »
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reem Habib ... Bride

Hamzah Jamjoom ... Himself

Directed by
Greg MacGillivray 
Writing credits
Jack Stephens (written by)

Produced by
Neal Allen .... line producer
Mark Krenzien .... producer
Greg MacGillivray .... producer
Original Music by
Steve Wood 
Cinematography by
Brad Ohlund (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stephen Judson 
Production Management
Jassim Alsaady .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michelle Abou Daher .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Patrick Cusack .... supervising foley editor
Andrew DeCristofaro .... supervising sound editor
Sarah Jacobs .... foley artist
Michael Payne .... sound effects editor
Stephen P. Robinson .... sound designer
Peter Staubli .... sound editor
Jody Thomas .... foley artist
Rob Walker .... dialogue editor
David Abrahamsen .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Chris Brown .... Stereoscopic conversion producer
Javier Gallego .... cg generalist: matchmove artist
Paul Haman .... visual effects artist
Marios Kourasis .... lead cg animator
Brian Lee .... matchmove artist
Alan G. Markowitz .... visual effects producer
Josh Mossotti .... lead cg artist
Jeremy Nicolaides .... stereoscopic supervisor: Sassoon Film Design
John Pierce .... lead stereoscopic compositor
Craig Edward Rogers Jr. .... digital compositor
Craig Edward Rogers Jr. .... film recording
Camera and Electrical Department
Justin Bergler .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Ben Brunkhardt .... additional photography
Ron Goodman .... aerial director of photography: SpaceCam
Zach Grant .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Tim Amick .... assistant editor
Todd Baillere .... post-production consultant
Jason E. Paul .... post-production assistant
Jason Stearns .... assistant film editor
Chris Thomas .... 3d hd colorist
Music Department
Stephen Judson .... music editor
Steve Wood .... music editor
Other crew
Michelle Abou Daher .... production coordinator
Chip Bartlett .... distribution

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Routine travelogue in IMAX 3D, 4 August 2010
Author: Mick (Sees All) from New York

I found this documentary disappointing. It offers no information you can't get on Wickipedia. It's just a fairly routine 45-minute travelogue given the IMAX 3D treatment. Alas, the film maker did not even exploit the possibilities of IMAX 3D. I wish the film maker had looked at some of the travelogues of Disney from the 50s, which were always enjoyable. This one has no real structure; it's just a lot of pretty pictures. I am not a fan of IMAX. (I've only seen one other IMAX film, FANTASIA 2000. IMAX is just too big. I don't think it really works. In FANTASIA 2000 the severely face-lifted Steve Martin and Bette Midler were grotesque in such extreme closeup where you could see how their skin had been pulled and stretched in all directions and distorted their features. This probably would not have been noticeable had the screen been a normal size.) I sat in the middle of the house and that was too close. The 3D dis not really work at that distance. It was like watching an old TV where objects and people had "shadows" around them. Maybe it was better from the last row. This could have been great, but it wasn't. It does not really scratch the surface of the country and is surprisingly uncinematic. I predict that unless some more appropriate product is produced, the IMAX will go the way of Cinerama.

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