The American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee (ADC
) today praised the portrayal of Arabs and Muslims in the Kingdom of Heaven
, a film about the Crusades, which will be opening nationwide on May 6. Last night, ADC
staff attended a private advance screening of this new film by Sir Ridley Scott and offers the following comments. Kingdom of Heaven
is an epic-scale historical drama inspired by the events of the third Crusade of the 12th century and is based on real characters, including Balian of Ibelin, a Crusader knight, and Salah El Din (Saladin), the renowned Muslim leader.