Kilimanjaro: To The Roof of Africa
Kilimanjaro: To The Roof of Africa (2002)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 1, 2002
DVD Release Date: October 8, 2002
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The scenery is gorgeous. And the expedition members have interesting stories to tell. There's just not enough time to do justice to everything.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

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.

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Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

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.

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

It's a documentary that will lift you up.

David Barton
Sacramento Bee

This is armchair travel at its most visually spectacular.

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Herb Lash
Big Movie Zone

This Big Movie leaves no doubt that Mount Kilimanjaro is a truly amazing place.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The journey is fascinating, and so are the people who take us on it.

Arthur Salm
San Diego Union-Tribune

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.

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