Join us at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church for a film premiere of Unity Productions Foundation’s new docudrama: “The Sultan and the Saint” on Sunday, May 7 at 7 pm. Meet for a reception at 7 pm, and join us in the sanctuary for the screening at 7:30 pm. This is a PG-13 movie.


Film Screening

The Sultan and the Saint film tells one of the great, lost stories from history. Two men of faith, one a traveling Christian preacher, Saint Francis of Assisi, the other the ruler of a Muslim Empire, Sultan Al-Kamil of Egypt, who met during the Fifth Crusade and were each transformed in notable ways. Set in a past period of religious conflict, it speaks with urgency to our present. Watch the film to learn how this interfaith meeting helped stop the bloodshed.

The film is narrated by Academy Award Winner Jeremy Irons. Read reviews of the film and read stories of Muslim-Christian peace at


Movie Discussion

After the movie screening, we invite you to stay for a discussion led by one of the producers, Jawad Abdul Rahman. Unity Productions Foundation works to promote peace through media by telling stories about Muslims. They work in Hollywood, and create dialogues.


Registration Required – Tickets are Free

Tickets are free, however, registration is required at

Parents please note: The film contains some scenes of violence and may not be appropriate for children under 12. Please use your own discretion. If you need childcare, please call 602.840.8360, ext 134 at least 48 hours in advance to reserve childcare. We offer free, quality childcare for up to two hours while you are on campus. Spaces are limited, so reserve your child’s spot today. If you need to cancel, even at the last minute, call the number again.

Watch the trailer here:

Spread the Word

Please spread the word and invite your friends. This event is expected to be sold out, so register early. Open seating. All are welcome.

A reception at 7 pm outside the Paradise Valley United Methodist Church sanctuary will precede the 7:30 pm film premiere. Space will be available for Maghrib prayer.

Sponsored By:
Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Cadry & Donna Genena
Guidance Residential of Arizona


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