On Friday May 14th 1948 Shimon Peres was with the first Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben Gurion, as he declared Israeli independence. Watching the celebrations afterwards he turned to the young Shimon Peres, future Prime Minister and current President of Israel and predicted the Middle East conflict that followed. Shimon Peres has quite literally spent a lifetime at the seat of power since that very day and with a seven-decade-long career in politics at the heart of the Middle East conflict. The second in the series of documentary films reveals price he paid for being a leader, helping us answer the question "What is Leadership?". As a nation builder it's hard to overestimate the achievements of Shimon Peres, but in the words of the President, "What we call experience the younger generation calls a chain of mistakes". Despite winning the Nobel Peace Prize, the state of Israel he so passionately helped to build remains at war.
Arik Ascherman, Uri Avneri, Michael Bar-Zohar, Ruth Dayan, Efrat Duvdevani, Daniel Gillerman, Gidéon Levi, Yitzhak Navon, Mika Peres, Shimon Peres, Ahmed Qurei, Uri Savir, Ahmad Tibi