Journey to Mecca: Ben Kingsley as the Narrator

The Producers were thrilled when Executive Producer Jake Eberts brought the acclaimed and internationally-renowned actor, Ben Kingsley on board as the film's English language narrator. One of England's most respected stage actors, Ben Kingsley became world famous after his Oscar-winning performance as Best Actor, for his portrayal as Indian leader Gandhi in the 1982 film Gandhi. Since Gandhi he has played numerous lead and supporting roles in films, in addition to numerous stage productions in England and the U.S. Kingsley's other Oscar nominations include for Bugsy (1991), Sexy Beast (2000) and The House of Sand and Fog (2003).

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