Year

2016

Amount

$65,000

Grants

Unity Productions Films

The Sultan and the Saint: A Peacemaking Encounter

This is the second year of a grant to UPF to complete scripting, scholarly meetings, preliminary interviews and pre-production for a new documentary film, entitled The Sultan and the Saint: A Peacemaking Encounter. This docudrama tells the story of the historic encounter in Egypt between Saint Francis of Assisi and Sultan Al-Kamil during the Fifth Crusade, an event that has captivated the curiosity of artists, peacemakers and the general public for centuries. The film will seek to increase understanding of the rich tradition of Muslim and Christian peacemaking from the middle ages to the present.


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