Journey to Mecca:Arabic Calligraphy

Two well respected calligraphers were utilized on the film: Soraya Syed and world renowned Mohammed Zakaryia. The production team reviewed numerous fonts and Islamic characters, before settling on the 14th century Muhaqqaq font for the credits, 14th century Naskh for the maps and variations of 14th century Magribi for the main title and sub-titles.

Contents:

Genesis
Heading for Saudi Arabia
The Filmmakers
The Screenplay
Casting for Ibn Battuta
The Highwayman
Ibn Muzaffar and Hamza
Ben Kingsley as Narrator
Filming in Mecca
IMAX® film logistics
Morocco
Mecca in Morocco
The Camel Caravan
Camel Capers
Damascus, The Red Sea and The Nile
Costumes
IMAX® Isn't For Sissies
Music
Historical Advisors
Arabic Calligraphy
Ibn Battuta