ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE – BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Winner! Best Documentary – NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS, LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
Charged with overseeing Israel’s war on terror-both Palestinian and Jewish- the head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service is present at the crossroad of every decision made. For the first time ever six former heads of the agency agreed to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. The Gatekeepers offers an exclusive account of the sum of their success and failures. It validates the reasons that each man individually and the six as a group came to reconsider their hard-line positions and advocate a conciliatory approach toward their enemies based on a two-state solution.
UK, 2012, In English and Hebrew with English Subtitles, 95 min, PG-13, Directed by Dror Moreh
“Amazing. It is hard to imagine a movie about the Middle East that could be more timely or more painfully urgent.”
– A. O. Scott THE NEW YORK TIMES
“One of the Best Films of the Year!”
– Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES; Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMES; Lisa Schwarzbaum, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY; David Edelstein, NEW YORK MAGAZINE; Joe Morgenstern, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL; David Denby, THE NEW YORKER