Chairman and Managing Director of the Scientific Center, Mijbil Almutawa, announced the launch of the film “Arabia 3D” on the giant IMAX screen in the Scientific Center from Thursday, June 24. Mr. Almutawa added that this film is the first 3D film to be filmed in the region. The film “ARABIA 3D” is based on the book “The Kingdom”, written by the British author Robert Lacey, which was released in 1981 and enjoyed a very popular following, having been translated into several languages including French, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. The book details the emergence of Saudi Arabia. The events of September 11, 2001 played a major role in working to produce this film as a result of a misunderstanding of the Islamic religion and the customs and traditions of the Gulf population.
The film shows the impact left by the Muslim scholars in history, during the golden age of Islam, as well as customs and traditions of the inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula and the impact that these habits make on the present. The film discusses the efforts made for opening up the educational revolution and production to keep the pace with global developments in this area.
ARABIA 3D combines footage captured by cameras for 3D, with impressive computer graphics that have been designed specifically for this film. This met with applause from all audiences in IMAX Theaters in the United States and London and received special attention by international dignitaries, including Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.
Visitors to the Scientific Center can book their tickets to see “ARABIA 3D” or any other attraction via Scientific Center’s internet site www.tsck.org.kw or to call 1 848 888. IMAX will only be showing “ARABIA 3D” until the third of July, and then the film will be merged with the rest of the films that are currently showing.