Kilimanjaro: To The Roof of Africa (2002) - Rotten Tomatoes

Kilimanjaro: To The Roof of Africa (2002)

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This large-format documentary follows a 45-mile hiking trip up Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Led by a local guide, the diverse group of hikers is made up of a broad range of people aged 12 to 64. The wide landscape shots of the mountain's five differing climates are interspersed with interview footage. Narrated by Jacob Kyungai.

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Critic Reviews for Kilimanjaro: To The Roof of Africa

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The scenery is gorgeous. And the expedition members have interesting stories to tell. There's just not enough time to do justice to everything.

January 13, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's a documentary that will lift you up.

May 4, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/4
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

The journey is fascinating, and so are the people who take us on it.

January 14, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/4
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Kilimanjaro is an outstanding example of what large-format films do best. It has a sweeping visual splendor that simply cannot be achieved in any other medium.

June 12, 2004 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

This is armchair travel at its most visually spectacular.

August 1, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Sacramento Bee

Were you to be shown some of the Kilimanjaro vistas, along with the explanation that these are the first transmissions from our interstellar explorer freshly landed on Tau Ceti IV, you might buy it. It's that weird, and that wonderful.

May 16, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
San Diego Union-Tribune

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