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The Sultan and the Saint (Jacksonville Premiere)

sultan2Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2 PM - 4 PM

UNF Andrew A. Robinson Theater 1 UNF Dr., Jacksonville, Florida 32224

The Sultan and the Saint: A Timeless Story for Today's Peacemakers

The Sultan and the Saint film tells one of the great, lost stories from history. Set in a past period of East-West conflict, it speaks with urgency to our present. Two men of faith, one a traveling Christian preacher, the other the ruler of a Muslim Empire, bucked a century of war, distrust, and insidious propaganda in a search for mutual respect and common ground. It is the story of Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, and their meeting on a bloody battlefield during the period of Christian- Muslim conflict known as the Crusades.

Following the Jacksonville premiere of the film, a living room-style conversation will be held with students, community leaders, and Alex Kronemer - the co-founder of Unity Productions Foundation (UPF), its Executive Director, and Executive Producer for all UPF Films such as this one.

Co-sponsored by the UNF Interfaith Center and the Atlantic Institute of Jacksonville. Trailer: