About the film
Journey to Mecca
Release Date: January 07, 2009
|Slogan||:||«In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta»|
|Production Companies||:||Eagle Vision Media Group, SK Films, Cosmic Picture, Desert Door Productions, Dounia Productions|
|Producers||:||Ahmed Boulane, Kate Dowd, Jonathan Barker, Taran Davies, Dominic Cunningham-Reid|
|Writers||:||Bruce Neibaur, Carl Knutson, Tahir Shah|
The 20 year old Muslim religious law student Ibn Battuta (1304–1368), whose full name was Abu Abdullah Muhammed Ibn Abdullah Al Lawati Al Tanji Ibn Battuta, set out from Tangier, a city in northern Morocco, in 1325, on a pilgrimage to Mecca, some 3,000 miles (over 4,800 km) to the East. The journey took him 18 months to complete and along the way he met with misfortune and adversity, including attack by bandits, rescue by Bedouins, fierce sand storms and dehydration.