The Gatekeepers

Opens Friday, March 1
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1hr 35mins // directed by:Dror Moreh

Charged with overseeing Israel’s war on terror, the head of the Shin Bet (Israel’s secret service) is present at the crossroad of every decision made within the organization.

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.

Nominated for Best Documentary at the 2013 Academy Awards.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

CRITICS' PICK. "It is hard to imagine a movie about the Middle East that could be more timely, more painfully urgent, more challenging to conventional wisdom on all sides of the conflict." - A.O. Scott

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The Washington Post

FOUR STARS. "A sobering but welcome dose of honesty regarding issues and events that have otherwise been shrouded in secrecy and overheated rhetoric." - Ann Hornaday

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Entertainment Weekly

" A feat — of access and of passionate and appropriately unsettling political commentary." - Lisa Schwarzbaum

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