Sultan and the Saint
The Sultan and The Saint
June 11, 2017
Film Screening: 7:30 pm - Aga Khan Museum Auditorium
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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. Merging cinematic re-enactments with interviews featuring renowned historians, religious thinkers, and other experts, this unusual film explores the little-known encounter in 1219 between Malik Al-Kamil, Sultan of Egypt, and a Christian friar later known as St. Francis of Assisi. Discover in this Canadian premiere how their meeting helped change the course of history — and what the 21st century might learn from their insights.