Archive Cinema City 2013.

The Gatekeepers

Genre: Documentary
Country: France, Izrael, Gerrmany, Belgium
Year: 2012
Duration: 95 min

Director: Dror Moreh

Programme selection: Beldocs @ Cinema City

Original language: Hebrew, English
Subtitles: Serbian


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 (of Gaza, Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights and West Bank) in the aftermath of the Six Day War.


Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2012
National Board of Review, USA, 2012
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA, 2012
New York Film Critics Circle Awards, 2012
PGA Awards, 2012
Satellite Awards, 2012