the price of kings
By Jim Treadway "There’s a definite lack of leaders [today]," documentary producer Richard Symons commented to a Frontline Club audience on 8 October. "Where are they?" Symons had just screened the third film in his and Joanna Natasegara’s series The Price of Kings, which explores the weight of leadership. Previous films have focused on Yasser Arafat and Shimon Peres. […]
Following the portraits of Yasser Arafat and Shimon Peres, directors Richard Symons and Joanna Natasegara now explore the notion of leadership through twice serving president of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize winner Laureate Oscar Arias Sanchez. They examine what it takes to be a leader as well as the difficult choices that come with leadership.
Mixing a rich collection of archive footage with the candid and poignant memories of his family, friends, colleagues, and peers, Richard Symons creates an insightful, intimate, and well documented account of the life and controversies of Yasser Arafat.