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Journey to Mecca

Journey to Mecca (2009)

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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, Rovi

May 10, 2011

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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.

January 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Journey to Mecca is sure to gladden the hearts of spiritual-seekers. Mere popcorn enthusiasts will like it too.

February 6, 2009 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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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.

August 21, 2010 Full Review Source: Kaplan vs. Kaplan
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 -----

August 21, 2010 Full Review Source: Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

Only the splendid visuals offer much that is fresh.

June 18, 2010 Full Review Source: This is London
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...

June 17, 2010 Full Review Source: Guardian
Guardian

The storytelling may be pedestrian, but the swooping aerial images of the massed pilgrims journeying on camels and circling the Kabba are wondrous to behold.

June 17, 2010 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

In a complex world of religious mistrust, misunderstanding and violence, the new IMAX film Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta is about peace and enlightenment.

February 6, 2009 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
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Foreign Titles

  • Le Grand voyage d'Ibn Battuta - de Tanger la Mecque (FR)
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