Submitted by Supratim-Sanyal on Tue, 09/21/2010 - 18:20.
Chicago, IL, September 20, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA -
1888PressRelease): Journey to Mecca tells the story of Ibn Battuta
(played by Chems Eddine Zinoun), a young scholar who leaves Tangier in
1325 on an epic and perilous journey, traveling alone from his home in
Morocco to reach Mecca, some 3,000 miles to the east.
Ibn Battuta is besieged by countless obstacles as he makes his way
across the North African desert to Mecca. Along the route he meets an
unlikely stranger, the Highwayman (played by Hassam Ghancy) who becomes
his paid protector and eventual friend. During his travels he is
attacked by bandits, dehydrated by thirst, rescued by Bedouins, and
forced to retrace his route by a war-locked Red Sea.