On Tuesday night Spirit Level film hosted the UK premiere of the first film in The Price of Kings series, about the life and leadership of Yasser Arafat.
For the team, the premiere was the culmination of four years of meticulous research, filming and editing, and tireless promotion and event management.
The event was held at the Haymarket Cineworld, London, where we were joined by around 400 friends, family, press and dignitaries for the screening.
We were incredibly pleased to have Suha Arafat present as our guest of honour for the evening, whose input and support for the film has been of central importance.
After giving a quick interview with BBC Arabic in the cinema foyer, Suha Arafat then made a speech introducing the film, speaking of her love and dedication to her late husband, Yasser Arafat, and his importance as the only Palestinian leader who, thus far, has been able to unite the Palestinian people.
Running behind schedule due to the logistical difficulties of seating 400 people in a short amount of time, the film finally began. It was fantastic to see the film on the big screen and being shown to such a large audience.
Unfortunately, due to the unexpected time constraints, we were not able to go through with our planned Q&A session. We hope to organize an online Q&A session in the future, so stay tuned for more details on this.