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Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa

bigImage Join a band of trekkers as they journey through rugged terrain and extreme conditions to look out from Africa’s highest point in David Breashears' latest mountain adventure large-format film, KILIMANJARO: TO THE ROOF OF AFRICA.

Photographed in the world’s largest and most evocative motion picture format, this film takes its viewers to the expansive slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro where they can experience the exceptional climates and landscapes of this mystical mountain.

This adventure of the human spirit follows five trekkers led by a local Chagga guide up the largest freestanding mountain in the world. The trekkers represent a mix of gender, race and life experiences, ranging in age from 12 to 64. Their diversity exemplifies the broad appeal of Kilimanjaro that lures people from around the globe to this phenomenal mountain.

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Film Info

Video Clips

BMZ Originals:

Everest to Kilimanjaro [Real 300 K]

Everest to Kiliminjaro [Real 56 K]

Clips & Trailers:

Kilimanjaro: The Climbing Team [Real 300 K]

Kilimanjaro: The Climbing Team [WM Fast]

Kilimanjaro: Trailer [Real 300 K]

Film Status

Now Playing


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A David Breashears Film produced by Kilimanjaro, Inc. in collaboration with the Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Museum of Science & Industry, Boston, and Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo. Producers: David Breashears, Arabella Cecil. Director: David Breashears. Distributed by the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Cinematographers: Jack Tankard, Robert Scheauer. Writer: Mose Richards. Executive Producer: Houston Museum of Natural Science. Score: Alan Williams.

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BMZ Reviews:

Thin Air By Ross Anthony

BMZ Review of Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa By Herb Lash

Outside Reviews:

"IMAX takes you to the 'Roof of Africa'" By Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer

"Filmmaker takes IMAX to top of Africa with 'Kilimanjaro' " By Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle

"IMAX's magical mountain trek" By Louis B. Hobson, Calgary Sun

"Breashears film treks to the roof of Africa" By Steve Lipsher, Denver Post

"IMAX again attains great visual heights with African adventure" By David Barton, The Sacramento Bee

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Picture Lock Completed on Kilimanjaro By Houston Museum of Natural Science (October 1, 2001)

Teacher's Guide

[PDF] Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa

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