The Gatekeepers - Trailer
Director Dror MorehYear 2013Genre(s) Documentaries
The Shin Bet is the Israeli security agency responsible for defending the nation from the many Palestinian terrorist attacks that have taken place there over the last few decades. This tell-all documentary details how the attacks seemed to get worse every year despite increasingly tighter security. It is split into seven segments with interviews from the last six leaders of Shin Bet, Avraham Shalom, Yaacov Peri, Carmi Gillon, Ami Ayalon, Avi Dichter and Yuval Diskin, as well as archive film footage and computer animation showing the work of the agency; the segments deal with issues such as the Six Day War, the Tel Aviv suicide bombings, the controversial lack of morality that was often shown from Shin Bet, the Oslo Accords and the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. It is truly an incredible insight into the secrets behind the anti-terrorist organisation and the true meaning of victory and morality.
'The Gatekeepers' has been directed by Dror Moreh ('Sharon') who approached the Shin Bet leaders after having the idea from his previous documentary and after watching Errol Morris' 'The Fog of War'. He was surprised but enthused when they agreed to speak out for the first time and it certainly makes for an informative and enlightening experience to watch. On its release, this shocking documentary was screened at the Telluride Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival.
Director: Dror Moreh
Starring: Ami Ayalon, Avi Dichter, Yuval Diskin, Carmi Gillon, Yaakov Peri & Avraham Shalom
Official Site -