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.
Certificate: 15 Distributor: Metrodome
Dir. Dror Moreh, Israel/Rest of the World, 2012, 95 mins, some subtitles, documentary
Cast: Ami Ayalon, Avraham Shalom, Avi Dichter