The biggest annual religious gathering on earth happens when 3 million Muslims from all over the world come together for the Hajj. This is the story of five Chinese Muslims on the road to Mecca: a struggling taxi driver from Kashgar, a widow with dreams of accomplishing the pilgrimage her late husband was never able to go on, a young Chinese teacher caught in the crossroads of modernity and Islam and a farmer and his wife from one of the poorest regions of China. We take you through China's diverse landscapes and some of its most remote regions to follow these five pilgrims as they leave for Mecca on the greatest journey of their lives. In the center of the Islamic world, these five pilgrims come face to face with health, hygiene and safety risks all for the sake of becoming closer to God. We follow their arduous journey and celebrate their triumph as they fulfill the ultimate act of the Muslim faith.
6 February 2012 (Singapore)
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