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Inside Mecca
Inside Mecca
Actor: Artist Not Provided
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2009     0hr 58min

Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 06/02/2009


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Actor: Artist Not Provided
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Television, Educational, Documentary
Studio: Nat'l Geographic Vid
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/05/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2003
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 0hr 58min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Just Okay
Rainbows End | MI | 01/25/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)

"From a visual perspective you can't get much better than with National Geographic.

From a story perspective all of the facts about Mecca and Hajj are correct.

From the perspective of the people they chose to follow they could have chosen better. For example they choose an American convert University teacher that dresses in everyday western clothing doesn't cover her hair and she's divorced. Okay fine but really is that an average representation of most women in America that are Muslim? No...Muslim women may were slacks or skirts long sleeve blouses or dresses sure but most of them observe covering their hair.

Next they flash forward to Hajj...were the teacher continues to complain..."Oh it's too crowded"...hello she's visiting at the same time as 3 million other pilgrims.

Than she complains about having to sit and wait so long that she should be able to just over look all of her 3 million brothers and sisters and get to where ever she would like to go with out any waiting...

Oh yeah her suit case is too heavy...she packed it ?!?

"It's summer time and people perspire and they smell"...are you kidding me she even wrinkles her nose and roles her eyes a bit.

On the climax of the trip the day of Arafat where you spend your time in prayer and reflect on your life she looks over at her friend and says "I really want a husband...not too religious can you pray me up one" ?????? clearly she missed the entire point of why she was there.

On a more positive note their is a man from South Africa that is also featured but not as much and he really is there for the right reasons. His conversations and observations are touching and inspirational for anyone of any faith that has struggled in an environment of racism and controversy."