MSH Attending Ibn Battuta: Journey to Mecca at IMAX Houston

Several members and friends of the Moroccan Society of Houston will be attending the documentary Journey to Mecca at IMAX Houston on Saturday 09/26/2009 at 11 AM. Please join us to know more about a famous Moroccan traveler.
Journey to Mecca is an IMAX® dramatic and documentary feature, filmed in Saudi Arabia and Morocco, and filmed primarily in English with occasional Arabic and with background Berber. The film 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. His perilous journey resonates with adventure while presenting an unforgettable picture of Islamic civilization during the 14th century, culminating with 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 every year, to perform rituals that have taken place for over 1,400 years.