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13 August 2010 (Turkey) See more »
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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
juvenile and idiotic with good scenery, 16 April 2012
Author: filmtherapy from United States

I didn't watch this in IMAX, however this movie did have a lot of beautiful footage of Saudia Arabia. The animation and narrative however were amateurish and almost childish--the narrative one step from being stupid.

Am an arabphile and was very interested in seeing visuals of this place. However this brief travelogue barely touches the surface. Most of the scenery is modern motor ways--fine but I would like to have seen more of the natural beauty.

The third golden age the narrator talks of is nonsense built on sand...well what is under the sand = petro dollars. Once these run out grandiose projects like the centers of learning and places like Dubai with air-conditioned sand beaches (yes the sand itself is cooled) will likely not be sustainable.

However the Islamic religion and the culture of the Arabian peninsula is something that will always be there to appreciate.

Over all this documentary is juvenile and idiotic but what scenery there is is good.

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