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Journey to Mecca (2009)

Journey to Mecca




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This historical documentary narrated by actor Ben Kingsley takes a look at the exciting and inspiring story of Ibn Battuta, an explorer whose journey in the year 1326 from Tangier to Mecca contributed to what is now a sacred tradition for millions of Muslims every year. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Bruce Neibaur, Tahir Shah
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 10, 2011


Hassam Ghancy
as The Highwayman
Nadim Sawalha
as Ibn Muzaffar
Ben Kingsley
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Journey to Mecca

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

While there's stunning scenery in the movie, it's mostly a backdrop to a narrative that's more about spirit than spectacle. In this case, the subject of the film is something that can't be captured on any size screen.

Full Review… | January 15, 2010
Washington Post
Top Critic

Journey to Mecca is sure to gladden the hearts of spiritual-seekers. Mere popcorn enthusiasts will like it too.

Full Review… | February 6, 2009
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

As far as promoting a better understanding of the religion of Islam to the Western world, I think "Journey to Mecca" has provided a valiant beginning.

Full Review… | August 21, 2010
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

While "Journey to Mecca" was filmed specifically for exhibition in Imax theaters, it is not quite the visual treat that other Imax films have been. Still, it is the true, inspiring story -----

Full Review… | August 21, 2010
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

Only the splendid visuals offer much that is fresh.

Full Review… | June 18, 2010
This is London

It mixes historic reconstruction with modern footage, and it could be a little cheesy were it not for the spectacular images of Mount Arafat covered with white-clad pilgrims...

Full Review… | June 17, 2010

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