Al Safar In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta filmed some part of its in Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan National Film Commission and the country’s Tourism Committee rendered assistance to the film crew with Nikita Makarenko as a local executive producer.
Al Safar In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta is an art research project built together with UNESCO, Misk Art Institute and National Geographic to recreate the journey of the legendary traveller of the 14th century. Like the travels of the famous Ibn Battuta, the project aims to reflect the diversity of Islamic culture today. The Al Safar team strongly believes in fighting prejudice and narrow viewpoints through a humanistic and artistic approach that emphasizes the diversity of Islamic culture and Muslim-majority societies.
Through the eyes of photographer Yan Bighetti de Flogny, the Al Safar team captures what a Berber traveller’s journey might be like today.
One of the last stops of the three-year expedition to 38 countries was Uzbekistan, one of the most important checkpoints of the famous silk road.