|Weds 8th May||7.45pm|
|Thurs 9th May||7.45pm|
Dir. Dror Moreh, Israel/France/Germany/Belgium, 2012, 101 mins
Ami Ayalon, Avi Dichter, Yaakov Peri
A rare and at times shocking insight into one of the world’s most prominent intelligent agencies the Shin Bet (Israel’s Secret Service), The Gatekeepers tells the revealing personal accounts of six former heads of the organisation, some of whom are now outspoken opponents of Netanyahu’s policies. They each shed light on the controversy surrounding the Occupation in the aftermath of the Six Day War in 1967, their counter-terrorism campaigns and the on-going Israeli-Palestine conflict. Revealing both their successes and failures, this is unprecedented, candid story-telling at its very best.
‘Insightful, revelatory and profound’ – David Hughes, Empire *****
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