Director: Dror Moreh
Running time: 101 mins Released: 12th April 2013
Web site: sonyclassics.com
About The Gatekeepers
A documentary about Shin Bet, the Israeli Security agency. Its activities and the identities of its members are usually top secret, but for the first time ever six former agency heads give candid interviews about their time spent protecting a nation. Ruminating on their history, these men offer an insight into their decision-making process and talk about their successes and failures. We are used to thinking of government figures as nothing more than risk calculators but here in their own words the agency heads describe the difficulties of navigating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the changes it has caused in their own opinions. A fascinating chance to see these very powerful people explain the strain of their responsibility and admit that their mistakes and choices can haunt them.