A Sinner in Mecca

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Filmmaker Parvez Sharma embarks on the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Cast & Crew

Sajid Akbar
Writer
Andrew Herwitz
Executive Producer
M.E. Manning
Original Music
Husain Akbar
Cinematographer
Sajid Akbar
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  • Many aspects of A Sinner in Mecca are fraught...so why does it seldom feel like a matter of life or death?

    September 4, 2015 | Full Review…
  • My true frustration about Sharma's film is that beneath the diversions, it contains the material for what could have been something as controversial, powerful, and tender as he seemed to wish.

    September 4, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Mr. Sharma has created a swirling, fascinating travelogue and a stirring celebration of devotion.

    September 3, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The mix of ancient customs and modern crowd-control methods is both inspiring and surprising, and an absolute must-see for any student of sociology or religion.

    September 3, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Sharma's vital, personal doc reveals the filmmaker's attempt at hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca that it is the duty of Muslims to undertake once in a lifetime.

    September 3, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The result is a fascinating look at a city off-limits to non-Muslims.

    August 28, 2015 | Full Review…

    Jim Slotek

    Toronto Sun
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