April 19, 2010 “Journey to Mecca: In The Footsteps of Ibn Battuta” has won the Houston International Film Festival’s Remi Award for Best Dramatic Short. Now in its 43rd year, the festival is one of the oldest and largest film festivals in the world.
“Journey to Mecca” is a dramatic and documentary feature made for the IMAX screen which tells the amazing story of Ibn Battuta, one of the greatest travelers of all time. The film follows his first pilgrimage in 1325 from Tangier to Mecca. His perilous journey resonates with adventure while presenting an unforgettable picture of Islamic civilization during the 14th century. The film is narrated by Oscar Award winning British actor, Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Shindler’s List). An SK Films release in association with National Geographic of a Cosmic Picture film, produced by Cosmic Picture and SK Films.