A Sinner in Mecca

A Sinner in Mecca  A Sinner in Mecca  PG
Parvez Sharma
US / 2015 / Color / 79mins

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It is a mandatory journey for all Muslims to travel to Mecca at least once in their lifetime. But for gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma, making such a documentary presents two serious challenges: filming is forbidden in the country and homosexuality is punishable by death. It is literally a life or death situation as he enters with an iPhone and two smuggled, tiny cameras. On this journey, he joins 4 million other Muslims, from peace-loving pilgrims to brutal jihadists, to show the rest of the world this awe-inspiring pilgrimage and city that has been forbidden to non-Muslims for 14 centuries.