Kilimanjaro - To the Roof of Africa
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Kilimanjaro - To the Roof of Africa
This large-format documentary follows a 45-mile hiking trip up Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Led by a local guide, the diverse group of hikers is made up of a broad range of people aged 12 to 64. The wide landscape shots of the mountain's five differing climates are interspersed with interview footage. Narrated by Jacob Kyungai. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The scenery is gorgeous. And the expedition members have interesting stories to tell. There's just not enough time to do justice to everything."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Kilimanjaro is an outstanding example of what large-format films do best. It has a sweeping visual splendor that simply cannot be achieved in any other medium."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa is a charming gem of a film that both radiates and gleefully informs. This is one imaginative celluloid travelogue that effectively works on your senses."
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"It's a documentary that will lift you up."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"This is armchair travel at its most visually spectacular."
‑ David Barton, Sacramento Bee
"This Big Movie leaves no doubt that Mount Kilimanjaro is a truly amazing place."
‑ Herb Lash, Big Movie Zone
"The journey is fascinating, and so are the people who take us on it."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Were you to be shown some of the Kilimanjaro vistas, along with the explanation that these are the first transmissions from our interstellar explorer freshly landed on Tau Ceti IV, you might buy it. It's that weird, and that wonderful."
‑ Arthur Salm, San Diego Union-Tribune
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