During the height of the Fifth Crusade, 1219, Francis and his companion, at the risk of their lives, crossed the no man’s land between the two warring armies on a mission of peace.
Francis was received in the court of Sultan Malik al-Kamil of Egypt. Two men of faith, a Christian and a Muslim, together defied a century of war and distrust in search of mutual respect and peace.
To commemorate this dramatic meeting, a special screening of The Sultan and the Saint, an Emmy-nominated docudrama by Unity Productions Foundation, which tells this very story has been organised.
This once-only event will be screened at Event Cinemas in Westfield Parramatta at 7.00 pm on Thursday 5 September. There are no door sales. Tickets are $12 and must be purchased in advance online at Humanitix: https://events.humanitix.com.au/the-sultan-and-the-saint-8ooth-anniversary.
The screening is co-hosted by Affinity Intercultural Foundation, the Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations, the Diocese of Parramatta, the Islamic Sciences & Research Academy of Australia (ISRA), and the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of NSW & ACT.