The film is a 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.
Journey to Mecca, which is narrated by Ben Kingsley and stars Chems-Eddine Zinoune as Ibn Battuta, won Best Dramatic Short at the 43rd Annual Houston International Film Festival and the Prix du Public at the La Geode Film Festival in Paris.
But the film also has the potential to win hearts and minds and to build greater understanding between Muslims and Non-Muslims.
In a climate where Islam is often portrayed in the media as being synonymous with terrorism, the film, with its stunning visuals and breathtaking scenes, also presents an intricate picture of Islamic society and the celebration of Islamic culture.
According to the Sun Media in Canada:
“Everyone, no matter their faith, should see it.”
And Alan Parker who writes for the Nosey Parker Blog says:
“Whether you’re Muslim or not, I defy you to see Journey to Mecca and not be deeply, metaphysically touched by the beauty and ultimate serenity of the film."
For further details about Journey to Mecca, read our review . Alternatively you can read more reviews and watch a trailer on the official website.
To win one of three pairs of tickets, simply answer the following question in no more than 300 words:
How can the film Journey to Mecca help to build bridges between Muslims and Non-Muslims?
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