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The Gatekeepers Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Shin Bet Documentary

This documentary centers on six men, who in turn have served as executive directors of Shin Bet, the Israeli secret service. As such, have been responsible for the massive surveillance of Palestinians, as well as of settlers and religious extremists inside Israel. Through archive clips and interviews, the film reveals the methods and philosophy of the organization, from before the Six Days War of 1967 up until today.

That these ex-leaders are so outspoken on camera, is remarkable in itself. All six seem sincerely worried about the current stalemate of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and criticize the establishment they were part of. Still, they are obviously proud of Shin Bets capacity to take out «terrorists». In sum, THE GATEKEEPERS is an engaging and unsettling documentary about a highly schizophrenic political culture.

Program: 
Orginal title: 
SHOMREI HA-SAF
Director: 
Dror Moreh
Screenplay: 
Dror Moreh
Photography: 
Avner Shahaf
Run time: 
1 hour 35 min
Year: 
2012
Country: 
Belgium,
France,
Germany and
Israel
Producer: 
Estelle Fialon, Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky
Sales: 
Cinephil
Director info: 

Dror Moreh (b. 1961) ranks among the most prominent Israeli cinematographers. He is also a screenwriter, producer, and director. He has previously directed a documentary about Israel's former prime minister Ariel Sharon.