Tuesday 3rd July 19:00
Further to Al Jazeera’s breaking news today that, following a 9-month investigation, tests indicate former Palestinian leader Arafat was poisoned, Spirit Level Film’s documentary The Price of Kings: Yasser Arafat unveils the full truth behind Arafat’s mysterious death in Paris.
The filmmakers spoke to everyone present at Arafat’s deathbed and they explain why they took Arafat to Paris, their secret agreement with the French authorities, the death report, autopsy and the decision to remain silent.
The film also includes interviews with those who visited him in the last few weeks or who were hidden in the compound – his widow Suha Arafat; his nephew Nasser al Kidwa; Palestinian Authority’s Cabinet Minister, Nabil Sha’ath; from the intelligence services, Tawfiq Tirawi and his financier Munib al Masri. All of the above were captured on camera:
“From our interviews with all the people closest to Arafat, we felt moved by their conviction that Arafat had been poisoned. The Price of Kings: Yasser Arafat covers all the circumstances around his death and it is fascinating to hear this final piece of the jigsaw.” Filmmakers Joanna Natasegara & Richard Symons.
UPDATE 23:10 (BST) 03/07/2012- EXCLUSIVE BREAKING: We just spoke directly to Suha Arafat on the phone - she gave us this quote: "I began to talk about Arafat's death for the first time in The Price of Kings - at the time of those interviews we didn't have the full proof of poisoning. Now we have the evidence".
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