Wednesday, May 18, 2005


IMAX documentary

They say this is the first time it’s ever been done: a group travelled along the Nile by boat from source to sea. The source is Lake Tana in Ethiopia and as the longest river in the world, the Nile surges more than 3,000 miles to the Mediterranean Sea.

While primarily documenting the rafting adventure of the group, along the way we are treated to some of the most stunning aerial shots ever seen of the African countryside. With frequent stops during the four-month adventure, we get to see pyramids and people, religion and river.

However it’s a shame the producers chose to skim over several historically important areas along the Nile such as Luxor, the Valley of the Queens and Cairo. Each is given but a minute or two, hardly adequate recognition of their importance to the world’s culture.


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