The GatekeepersIsrael | 2012 | 97 min. | Rated PG-13 | Documentary
Thursday April 11, 2013
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center
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.
"As a clear-eyed examination of a conflict that seems to have no end, The Gatekeepers is powerful, provocative stuff."
--Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A sobering but welcome dose of honesty regarding issues and events that have otherwise been shrouded in secrecy and overheated rhetoric."
--Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"It is hard to imagine a movie about the Middle East that could be more timely, more painfully urgent, more challenging to conventional wisdom on all sides of the conflict."
--A.O. Scott, New York Times
""The Gatekeepers" is a triumph of storytelling, a revealing view into the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage."
--Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star
Nominated for Best Documentary at the 2013 Academy Awards