“Journey to Mecca: In The Footsteps of Ibn Battuta” is an IMAX® dramatic and documentary feature that tells the amazing story of Ibn Battuta, the greatest explorer of the Old World, following his first pilgrimage between 1325 and 1326 from Tangier to Mecca. His perilous journey resonates with adventure while presenting an unforgettable picture of Islamic civilization during the 14th century, culminating with Ibn Battuta’s first Hajj. The story is book-ended by a close-up look at the contemporary Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca that draws three million Muslims from around the world.
“Journey to Mecca is a powerful, larger than life cinematic experience that has the power to educate the young and old. Its message of tolerance and respect will now resonate strongly with audiences in Abu Dhabi and the rest of the world.”
World Premiere in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Jan 2009. Now playing World Wide.
Distributed by SK Films and National Geographic / Produced by Jonathan Barker / Directed by Bruce Neibaur / Director of Photography Matthew Williams
Official “Journey to Mecca” website http://www.journeytomeccagiantscreen.com/