Journey To Mecca - Behind The Scenes

  • The Great Camel Caper

    "The pilgrimage caravan is one extraordinary example of Islamic cultural heritage that has been lost to the world forever, and which we wanted to bring back to life on an unprecedented scale on the giant screen. We hope that this sequence in the film, when Ibn Battuta joins the Damascus pilgrimage caravan to Mecca, will resonate deeply with the Muslim audience as many of their forefathers will have taken a similar journey.

    We also hope it will provide a window into the wonders of Islamic culture and its contribution to human civilization for a non Muslim audience.” Historically, caravans could be up to 30,000 to 40,000 camels strong, with two weeks passing between the first and last leaving the gates of Damascus.