Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Journey to Mecca tells the story of Hajj, the holy Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca to fulfill the fifth pillar of Islam. This breathtaking IMAX film follows the extraordinary adventures of a young man name Ibn Battuta on a perilous journey from Morocco to the sacred city in 1325. As the camera soars over vast Sahara sands, passes alongside caravans stretching to the horizon, and then enters the Grand Mosque itself, viewers witness the spectacular pageant of devotion at one of the oldest gatherings of people on Earth. Eric Tagliacozzo, associate professor of history at Cornell University, will introduce the film.
Come early to browse the Middle Eastern food market for free tastings and live Middle Eastern music.