Charged with overseeing Israel’s war on terror, the head of the Shin Bet — Israel’s secret service agency — is present at the crossroad of every decision made. For the first time ever, six former heads of the agency agree to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions.
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The notorious impasse in the Israel/Palestine conflict is effectively analysed by interviewing ex-Shin Bet leaders with enough remorse regarding the subjectivity of justice. Profound and challenging viewing.
Chilling documentary about Israel's version of the CIA, the Shin Bet, plunges us into the moral gray areas of the conflict between Israel and Palestine by interviewing former heads of the organization. More than just a talking head documentary, THE GATEKEEPERS is a gripping, remarkably complex look at a vicious cycle of violence by men who have learned that immobility on both sides will lead to mutual destruction.
The last words will stay with you for a long time. It is refreshing to see people wielding such enormous power with such a clearheaded view of the "greyness" of their actions - a trait largely missing from the current American intelligence establishment (publicly, at least).
I am intrigued by this film. How were such honest interviews possible ? Israel is very self conscious about how it is perceived and I do wonder how well this film was received there. It is a good introduction for people who are only becoming aware of the very troubling situation. The next step is to go back further into its history - before 1967
Dror Moreh's documentary is a thought-provoking, moving and, at times, chilling viewing experience. The use of computer animation throughout arguably detracts a little from the film's intensity, but the interviews are never anything less than riveting. A searingly powerful and compelling piece of work.
Couldn't really ask for more in a documentary - perhaps an interview with those who were being hunted? Good to hear from the front line as we normally see everything filtered through the media. An ugly situation, with too many interests in keeping it that way.
Some interesting bits, not sure i learned that much but nice to see grown men feeling guilt about their actions. and more evidence of how religion is ruining the world for everyone. atheists are the only ones likely to make it to heaven at this rate..