PRODUCER DOMINIC CUNNINGHAM-REID is Chairman of Cosmic Picture which he co-founded in 2004. Cunningham-Reid is an award-winning filmmaker who has produced and directed documentary films for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Paramount Pictures, News Corporation, ZDF German Television, RAI Television and Oprah Winfrey, most notably documentaries such as Road Warriors of Somalia, filmed in the most dangerous enclave of Mogadishu known as "The Bermuda Triangle;" Hell in the Sky about the extraordinary locust plagues of Madagascar; Water Wars, about tribal fighting over water in East Africa; and Christmas Kindness, a touching film about Oprah Winfrey's three week tour of South Africa where she pledged a full education to 50,000 orphaned children in the Eastern Transvaal which brought in millions of dollars from the audience in support of the project. Cunningham-Reid dedicated his early career as a photojournalist for Reuters and Associated Press covering the conflict zones of Africa, the Balkans and Afghanistan, most notably the Rwandan genocide of 1994.

He recently co-produced and hosted National Geographic's acclaimed Diamonds of War, about conflict diamonds in Sierra Leone and The War Next Door, about drug production in Colombia, which won the bronze medal at the New York Festival in 2005. Cunningham-Reid transitioned into large format film making when he joined the renowned IMAX® producer, Scott Swofford and Director George Butler on Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure - a giant screen quest retracing the incredible Antarctic journey of the great British Explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton whose ice-bound ship the Endurance led to one of the world's greatest survival stories. Born and raised in Kenya, East Africa, Cunningham-Reid was educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh and earned his Master of Arts degree at Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland and currently resides on his family farm in Kenya.

Cast:

Ibn Battuta: Chems Eddine Zinoun
The Highwayman: Hassam Ghancy
Ibn Muzaffar: Nadim Sawalha
Hamza: Nabil Elouahabi

Crew:

Director/Co-Screenwriter: Bruce Neibaur
Executive Producer: Jake Eberts
Producer: Jonathan Barker
Producer: Dominic Cunningham-Reid
Producer: Taran Davies
Co-Producer: Dima Alansari
Co-Producer: Dounia Benjelloun
Co-Producer: Al-Zain Al-Sabah
Screenwriter: Tahir Shah
Screenwriter: Carl Knutson
Supervising: Producer Diane Roberts
Supervising: Producer Tony Thatcher
Line Producer: Daniel Ferguson
Director Of Photography: Matthew Williams
Production Designer: Mike Fowlie
Art Director: Philip Murphy
Editor: Jean-Marie Drot
Costume Designer: Emma Bellocq
Location Director - Mecca: Abdul Latif Salazar
Director Of Photography - Mecca: Afshin Javadi
Director Of Photography - Mecca: Ghasem Ebrahimian
Director of Photography – Mecca: Rafey Mahmood