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Journey to Mecca

Author: Bruce NeibaurTahir ShahCarl KnutsonTaran DaviesDominic Cunningham-ReidAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : National Geographic ; Universal City, CA : distributed by Vivendi Entertainment, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen versionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Religious films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Film adaptations
Named Person: Ibn Batuta; Ibn Batuta; Ibn Batuta; Ibn Batuta
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Neibaur; Tahir Shah; Carl Knutson; Taran Davies; Dominic Cunningham-Reid; Jonathan Barker; Ben Kingsley; Chems Eddine-Zinoun; Hassam Ghancy; Nabil Elhouahabi; Michael Brook; Ibn Batuta; Maktabat al-Malik ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz al-ʻĀmmah.; Markaz al-Malik Fayṣal lil-Buḥūth wa-al-Dirāsāt al-Islāmīyah.; Cosmic Pictures.; SK Films.; National Geographic Society (U.S.); Vivendi Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 9781426299582 1426299583
OCLC Number: 712602288
Language Note: Open-captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 2009.
"Inspired by the journal of Ibn Battuta, 1204-1368, CE."--Opening frames.
Special features: interviews; behind the scenes, and more.
Aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Credits: Director of photography, Matthew Williams; directors of photography, Mecca, Ghasem Ebrahimian, Afshin Javadi, Rafey Mahmood; editor, Jean-Marie Drot; music, Michael Brook.
Cast: Chems Eddine-Zinoun, Hassam Ghancy, Nabil Elhouahabi.
Performer(s): Narrator, Ben Kingsley.
Awards: Winner Best Dramatic Short at 43rd annual Houston International Film Festival, 2010
Description: 1 videodisc (45 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Other Titles: In the footsteps of Ibn Battuta
Responsibility: King Abdulaziz Public Library, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies present ; a Cosmic Pictures, SK Films production ; released in association with National Geographic ; directed by Bruce Neibaur ; produced by Taran Davies, Dominic Cunningham-Reid, Jonathan Barker ; written by Bruce Neibaur, Tahir Shah, Carl Knutson.

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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.

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