Director: Richard Symons | UK 2011 | 75 min
As the only President in the world without a fully recognised nation state, Yasser Arafat unified the Palestinian people as a revolutionary and iconic leader whilst struggling to forge them a country. Through a series of interviews with his closest family, friends and associates - including his widow Suha - one discovers the legacy of a man who fought to bring peace by violent means as well as by negotiations to one of the world's most stubborn conflicts, a goal he was unable to realise within his own lifetime. Built around the inspirational and intimate account of his widow as well as around the elaboration of his political positon and influnce, the film charts his life from his early years as a revolutionary leader to his landmark address to the UN General Assembly in 1974, his role in the Oslo Peace Accords, his besiegement and finally, his unsolved death in a Paris hospital.
The Price of Kings: Yasser Arafat (UK, 2011, 75 min.)
Director: Richard Symons. Camera: Jake Corbett. Sound: Simon Bishop. Edit: Richard Symons. Producer: Joanna Natasegara. Production: Spirit Level Films.