This is the directors first film and it's a pretty decent documentary. The movie is more like a travelogue for saudi arabia in some ways too. But it's not terrible at all in any regards. It doesn't utilize Helen Mirran enough though, instead we get the narratoration from the director himself. Which is ok but not effective overall. The story of the two golden ages of arabia is interesting but the fact that the second golden age was a huge empire that slaughtered millions and forced people to convert to islam is not discussed. It was a great empire though and that is a fact and in that regard it's no worse than most of them. Lets hope saudi arabia is getting away from the extremist hateful type of islam that has been practiced there too, unfortunately in egypt it's going the other way , recently a 21 year old british girl was raped by a mob there. The scenery is awesome here as you would expect from a imax project and that helps. And I must agree with this flick that saudi arabia is finally moving forward in womens rights , although people who are not muslim still have no rights there. But who knows? at least the saudis are our allies and that's a good thing. This one however is not one of the strongest of the imax series , but inspite of that it's still worth putting into your 3d collection. It has a making of extra in 2d and the history of the film company that made this movie. Which is interesting too, in 2d.