|Producers:||Dror Moreh, Estelle Fialon, Philippa Kowarsky|
|Executive producers:||YaŽl Fogiel, Laetitia Gonzalez|
|Production:||Dror Moreh Productions, Les Films du Poisson, Cinephil, Wild Heart Productions and Mac Guff|
96' / 2012 / Belgium , France, Germany, Israel
English and spanish subtitled
Audience vote 8.26
For the first time ever, six former heads of Israel´s domestic secret service agency, the Shin Bet, share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions.
Since the Six Day War in 1967, Israel has failed to transform its crushing military victory into a lasting peace. Throughout that entire period, these heads of the Shin Bet stood at the center of Israel´s decision-making process in all matters pertaining to security. They worked closely with every Israeli prime minister, and their assessments and insights had –and continue to have- a profound impact on Israeli policy.
“The gatekeepers” offers an exclusive account of the sum of their successes and failures. In the process it sheds light on the controversy surrounding the Occupation in the aftermath of the Six Day War.
Nominación mejor documental / Best documentary Nominee – Oscar, Academy Award
Premio mejor documental / Best documentary Award - America´s National Society of Film Critics, 2012
Premio mejor documental / Best documentary Award - Los Angeles Film Critics
Dror Moreh began his career as a D.O.P and became one of Israel’s leading cinematographers. He shot a number of feature films, including: Urban Feel (Berlin official competition, 1998), Desperado Square (Winner of the Best Film Award at the Montpelier Film Festival) and many more. Moreh has also worked as a D.O.P for many award-winning documentaries in Israel, including One Shot, Asesino, and Underdog: A War Movie. During that time, he also directed several projects. Moreh began working as fulltime director several years ago. His projects include:
The Gatekeepers: A feature-length documentary revolving around intimate dialogues with six former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service.
The Rose: A 6-part documentary series about the murder of a young girl.
To Be Mayumana: A documentary film portraying an Israeli dance group heading to New York for their world premiere.
Under Cover: A 4-part docudrama about undercover police officers.
Sharon: A feature-length documentary about the reasons why Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, considered the “Father of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories,” agreed to implement the Gaza Disengagement Plan. The film was selected for the official Panorama program at the 58th Berlin Film Festival..
Occupational Hazard: A documentary film portraying an Israeli journalist’s journey into Iraq during the Second Gulf War.
Caesarea: From the Dream to Reality: An animated short on the history of Caesarea, produced with a budget of $1,500,000.
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