Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix winning film “Of Gods and Men”, based on The Monks of Tibhirine, to U.S. in February 2011. Producer Xavier Beauvois called John Kiser’s book The Monks of Tibhirine: Faith, Love and Terror in Algeria (St Martin’s Press, 2003) the “bible” for its monastic detail and understanding of the political context.

Monks is a heart-warming true story of brotherly love between Muslims and Christians amidst great violence in Algeria during the 1990s. Planned for a February 2011 U.S. launch, Sony Classics will be distributing the film (English subtitles) which has been entered by the French as their Oscar nominee for “best foreign film”. h is planning a 2011 author/film tour of Iowa.