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Journey to Mecca

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by Natasha D
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9 August 2011
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Natasha works in public relations for IMAX Melbourne and the Royal Exhibition Building.

In September we're showing a stunning documentary about the Islamic pilgrimage called Hajj that we're certain will prove fascinating for Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

In 1325, Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta set out from Tangier to journey to Mecca, the historical and cultural centre for Islam, in what would become the first Hajj. The documentary recreates his perilous journey, and also shows the contemporary Hajj, which today attracts more than three million Muslims from all over the world every year.

The film marks the first and only time an IMAX camera has captured an aerial view of the Hajj from a helicopter hovering 200 feet above Mecca, and the first time an IMAX team has been admitted into the most sacred sanctuary of Islam - the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

We gave four Melbourne Muslims a sneak preview and spoke to them afterwards to hear what they thought.

 

Watch this video with a transcript

Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta opens at IMAX on 3 September 2011.

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