Friday, September 6, 2013

The Gatekeepers

Director: Dror Mareh

A riveting and intimate documentary into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict told by six surviving former heads of Israel’s secret service agency, Shin Bet. After Israel’s crushing victory over its neighbours during the Six Day War in 1967 the country was left it in control of a vast, hostile population living under Occupation. Revealing confessions of torture and terrorism, arrests and assassinations are illustrated with archival footage and chilling animations. The Bus 300 executions, the monitoring of Jewish militants, the intelligence failures leading to the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin are all described leaving the viewer to work out is this the whole truth. However the extra ordinary documentary does off a window into the moral dilemmas faced by the government agency as events unfold. Amazing viewing.

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