The Philosopher Kings

Director: Patrick Shen
Year: 2009
Running Time: 69 minutes

In search of wisdom found in unlikely places, The Philosopher Kings takes us on a journey through the halls of the most prestigious colleges and universities in America to learn from the staff members who see it all and have been through it all: the custodians. This thought-provoking, feature-length documentary interweaves the untold stories of triumph and tragedy from the members of society who are often disregarded and ignored, and seeks out the kind of wisdom that gets you through the day and the lessons one learns from surviving hard times, lost loves, and shattered dreams. From the producers of the multiple-award winning Flight from Death, The Philosopher Kings gives us the opportunity to learn from eight incredible individuals whom we would never have otherwise taken a moment out of our day to acknowledge.

2009 Camden International Film Festival – Emerging Cinematic Vision Award
2009 Lighthouse International Film Festival – Best Documentary
2009 Newburyport Film Festival – Special Judge’s Mention
2009 AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Film Festival – Best Documentary (Nominated)
2009 Raindance Film Festival – Best Documentary (Nominated)
2009 Calgary International Film Festival – Best Documentary (Nominated)