The dishonesty of the gatekeepers the jerusalem post. Dror moreh is an israeli cinematographer and director. Some of it is absolutely fascinating, but much of it is very slow and. Acclaimed film the gatekeepers reveals jarring insight into israels defense establishment. Apr 03, 2017 the gatekeepers is an illuminating chronicle of the monumental burdens shouldered by the white house chief of staff. Aug 24, 20 the gatekeepers is a 2012 documentary about israels secret service agency, the shin bet. The shin bet s hq is located in afeka, a northern neighborhood in tel aviv, on a hill, north of park hayarkon. Shomrei hasaf is a 2012 internationally coproduced documentary film by director dror moreh that tells the story of the israeli internal security service, shin bet known in hebrew as shabak, from the perspective of six of its former heads. Going to parties, making friends, struggling with academics, and worrying about what college will accept them. A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of shin bet, the israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets. He is currently working on a book based on the film, and a fivepart series on channel one that will be an. With ami ayalon, avraham shalom, avi dichter, yaakov peri.
The gatekeepers is a 2012 documentary film by director dror moreh that tells the story of the israeli internal security service, shin bet, from the perspective of six of its former. The heads of shin bet are among the select few involved in all national security decisions. By joy cohan special to the enterprise the gatekeepers, a 20 academy awardnominated documentary featuring intimate interviews with former heads of israels shin bet secret service agency, will screen at 6. Moreh told the economist that after interviewing the shin bet heads.
The gatekeepers open up a provocative and bleak documentary, featuring all six living former shin bet chiefs, draws some of its protagonists to a jerusalem screening by david horovitz 12. The gatekeepers offers an exclusive account of the sum of their successes and failures. National society of film critics award for best documentary, director dror moreh manages to extract frank admissions and fascinating analysis from the former shin bet. Book examines 17 gatekeepers into the white houses. Acclaimed film the gatekeepers reveals jarring insight. How the white house chiefs of staff define every presidency, by chris whipple, is a frank, hotoffthepress book that incidentally addresses, with stunning and humorous detail, a key dilemma for all ceoswhats better. The gatekeepers is a 2012 internationally coproduced documentary film by director dror. The film combines indepth interviews, archival footage, and computer animation to recount the role that the group played in israels security from the sixday war to the present. Inspector ian rutledge mysteries book 20 by charles todd 4. A new book by chris whipple offers an historical perspective on who possesses the power behind the throne. Since it first screened at film festivals in 2012, the israeli documentary the gatekeepers has collected a shelfful of awards, and an oscar nomination for. Jan 27, 20 the message of the gatekeepers, formed from the collective wisdom of the six living former shin bet leaders, is this.
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When dror morehs film the gatekeepers first came to public notice it received a lot of attention for being the first time that the six surviving heads of the shin bet were interviewed about their work. A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of shin bet, the israeli security agency whose activities. The gatekeepers, documentary by israeli director dror moreh the. Powerfully candid and sincere, the gatekeepers opens the door of the shin bet, israels secret service, and airs all of its dirty laundry, but what truly makes it remarkable is that the men. Getting the gatekeepers to talk the jerusalem post. The former head of israels ultrasecret intelligence group shin bet pauses, hunting for the right word. Feb 20, 20 the gatekeepers is a film that consists mostly of interviews with six men, but they happen to be six former heads of shin bet, the israeli security agency. An honest look inside the shin bet from the mouths of the chiefs themselves. In july 2000, he was appointed deputy director of the shin bet.
Aug 20, 20 while most people have heard of mossad, few have heard of israels internal secret service, shin bet. Therefore it need a free signup process to obtain the book. In a series of candid interviews, they talk openly about the major events. The shin bet gatekeepers the story that everyone who cares about peace and justice needs to hear. I was keen to pick up the gatekeepers after seeing it referenced in a news story when reince priebus, donald trumps chief of staff, was fired in july. Inside israels internal security agency dror moreh, yael. The heads of the shin bet do their work fighting terror in the trenches for. Nov 29, 2012 the gatekeepers, a documentary history of the country told from the point of view of its internal security chiefs, is both honest and saddening. The final section of the gatekeepers, entitled collateral damage, deals with james bondtype shin bet missions against palestinian terrorists and how public revulsion against the. For the first time, all six living former leaders of the this secretive spy agency have agreed.
The filmmaker, dror moreh, interviewed the six men who have served as head of the shin bet from its beginnings in 1948. The gatekeepers focuses on six of the surviving former heads of shin bet, the israeli domestic counterterrorism agency, and their memories of dark days. Through their retrospectionand some arresting specialeffects wizardry the gatekeepers explores the role shin bet has played in israels short, tumultuous history. Apr 04, 2017 nprs robert siegel talks to chris whipple and former white house chief of staff james baker about the gatekeepers, whipples look at how chiefs of staff have defined decades of presidencies.
The director interviews eight of the leaders of shin bet over the years. How the white house chiefs of staff define every presidency crown, 2017, whipple describes the chief of staff as the rorschach of the presidency, a reflection on the agenda, personality and m. It consisted of interviews with the six living former heads of shin bet, interspersed with archive film and some cgi graphics, and told the organisations story since 1967. The gatekeepers is an oscar nominated and much awarded documentary that brings together six former heads of shin bet, ami ayalon, avraham shalom, yaakov peri, carmi gillon,avi dichter and yuval diskin for a free ranging discussion. The book explains why the role of white house chief of staff is so important, and has fascinating stories from the. Dror morehs documentary surveys six former heads of shin bet, a secret israeli security service that has served the country from the late 1940s to the present.
The gatekeepers book by dror moreh, dennis ross, yael. The documentary the gatekeepers explores israels history, present and future through the eyes of six former heads of the internal security agency shin bet. Carmi gillon, schinbetchef 19941996 zum ersten mal uberhaupt geben sechs fruhere chefs. The interviews are supplemented by footage of the events. Shomrei hasaf is a 2012 internationally coproduced documentary film by director dror moreh that tells the story of the israeli internal security service, shin bet known in hebrew as shabak, from the perspective of six of its former heads the film combines indepth interviews, archival footage, and computer animation to recount the role that. The gatekeepers is an eyeopening look at israels past. The shin bet arrested the jewish underground leaders in 1984, and the israeli government and the vast majority of israelis, including other settlers.
It also shows the triumphs garnered by chiefs who were able to restrain the president, brave enough to say no, thus saving the republic from disgrace and disaster. For the first time ever, not one but six former heads of the shin bet, the israeli intelligence organisation roughly equivalent to britains mi5, have spoken at length on camera about operations and. May 31, 2015 the shin bet, as it emerges from the gatekeepers, is thus an actor whose main purpose since 1967 has been to solidify israels occupation of the territories, and not to create the conditions for the israeli states eventual withdrawal from them. Six former heads of israels shin bet domestic secret service agency share insights on their actions and decisions as they set internal security policy for israel. The leaders of shin bet, who answer directly to the prime minister, are not part of the countrys military command structure. Jul 18, 2017 a new book by chris whipple offers an historical perspective on who possesses the power behind the throne. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that. Whipple also draws from other histories and political memoirs, giving the. Charged with overseeing israels war on terrorboth palestinian and jewish the head of the shin bet, israels secret service is present at the crossroads of every decision made. The book offers not only insights into israels management of its terrorist. The movie is built around interviews with six men who pretty much consecutively ran the shin bet, israels internalsecurity intelligence. The gatekeepers offer candid assessment of israels. In the gatekeepers, israeli security chiefs say what us. The fact that these men agreed to be interviewed is absolutely stunning.
The gatekeepers 20 six former heads of israels secret service agency, the shin bet, discuss their organizations successes and failures since the six day war in 1967. The gatekeepers, a film by the israeli director dror moreh, is a formidable achievement. Jan 28, 20 he believes that these shin bet gatekeepers supported rabin when he went towards peace, they said it is a good path to walk. For the first time ever, six former heads of israels domestic secret service agency, the shin bet, share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. The gatekeepers, a documentary history of the country told from the point of view of its internal security chiefs, is both honest and saddening. Feb 08, 20 since it first screened at film festivals in 2012, the israeli documentary the gatekeepers has collected a shelfful of awards, and an oscar nomination for best documentary, too.
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Identifying with the enemy remember what the shin bet set out to do for israel and succeeded in doing. Few films have ever pulled back the curtain on intelligence work like the gatekeepers, based around interviews with six former heads of the israeli security agency shin bet. What distinguishes it are the people doing the talking six former heads of shin bet, the countrys secret service, who have never spoken of their work on. For six former heads of the shin bet israels internal security service, these were not hypothetical. For the first time ever six former heads of the agency agreed to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. In the gatekeepers, which is based on extensive and lengthy interviews conducted to produce the awardwinning film of the same name, six former heads of the shin bet speak with unprecedented candor on how they handled the toughest and tensest moments of their lives. Granted an extraordinary level of access to six former heads of israels shin bet counterterrorism agency, firsttime documaker dror moreh achieves a. The gatekeepers occupies a prickly zone between tactical knowhow. The gatekeepers, documentary by israeli director dror. The gatekeepers into a fivepart series for israeli television and a book. The occupation is immoral and, perhaps more important, ineffective.854 1066 1176 641 929 1142 1231 287 1430 771 1439 351 161 608 647 1261 935 199 1371 815 3 77 565 793 1040 963 1229 1493 1288 505 107 38