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Inside Mecca

Author: Anisa MehdiJohn B BredarKeith DavidTaghi AmiraniYasir KhanAll authors
Publisher: [Washington D.C.] : National Geographic Television & Film ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, ©2003.
Series: National Geographic Society special.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
What do a successful executive from suburban Malaysia, a religious radio commentator from rural South Africa and an Irish-born college professor from the United States have in common? They're all about to embark on the spiritual journey of a lifetime--the sacred Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca known as the hajj. One out of every five people on Earth--some 1.3 billion--practice Islam. Over 80 percent of these Muslims  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
History
DVD-Video discs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Anisa Mehdi; John B Bredar; Keith David; Taghi Amirani; Yasir Khan; Fidelma O'Leary; Ismail Mahbob; Khalil Mandhlazi; National Geographic Society (U.S.); National Geographic Television & Film.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0792293312 9780792293316 9990913994 9789990913996 9781426291739 1426291736
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
OCLC Number: 53234994
Notes: Originally produced for television broadcast in 2003.
Special features: Photo gallery [slide show]; World of Islam map [interactive feature]; More from National Geographic [previews] (7 min.).
Credits: Editor, Traci Zambotti ; field producer/director, Taghi Amirani, Yasir Khan ; cinematography, Taghi Amirani, Hossam Abouel-Magd, Yashir Khan, David Goulding, Omer Faruk Askoy; music, Steve Dancz ; researcher, Suzanne Arnold Ennis.
Performer(s): Narrator, Keith David; pilgrims: Fidelma O'Leary, Ismail Mahbob, Khalil Mandhlazi.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital sound; widescreen presentation preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition.
Contents: Introduction --
Islam's religious center --
Preparing for Hajj --
Abraham's story --
Journey begins --
Circling the Kaaba --
Pilgrims give back --
Valley of Mena --
Standing at Arafat --
Stoning the pillars --
Conclusion --
End credits.
Series Title: National Geographic Society special.
Responsibility: National Geographic Society ; producer/director, Anisa Mehdi ; written by Anisa Mehdi, John Bredar ; produced by National Geographic Television & Film.

Abstract:

What do a successful executive from suburban Malaysia, a religious radio commentator from rural South Africa and an Irish-born college professor from the United States have in common? They're all about to embark on the spiritual journey of a lifetime--the sacred Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca known as the hajj. One out of every five people on Earth--some 1.3 billion--practice Islam. Over 80 percent of these Muslims live outside the Middle East, but they share a single spiritual center, and each year two million Muslims visit the holy city during the hajj. During the five-day hajj, believers seek to become closer to God, ask pardon for their sins, and renew their spiritual commitment. The events of the hajj have long remained veiled from non-Muslims, who are forbidden even to enter the holy city of Mecca. But a team of Muslim filmmakers gained access to Islam's holiest place during the peak of the pilgrimage to document the event for National Geographic Television. This film reveals the many faces of modern Islam.
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