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The Sultan and the Saint

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Genre: Factual
Production Year: 2017
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Broadcaster: PBS National
Producer: Unity Productions Foundation

Nominated for an Emmy Award in Outstanding Lighting Direction and Scenic Design by the News and Documentary Emmy Awards 2018. This big budget historical documentary with cinematic re-enactments and expert commentary tells the story of a moment in history when a Christian preacher (Francis of Assisi) and a Sultan (Sultan al-Kamil) meet on a battlefield and discover they have more in common than that which divides them. This happened during the Crusades and their meetings led to a ceasefire that lasted an astonishing eight years. Winner of numerous awards, including Gold at the WorldMediaFestival 2017 and Winner of the 2017 Utah Film Awards. Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons (The Borgias).

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