Cork Cine Club presents THE GATEKEEPERS (Israel – documentary), Thursday 24 October at 8pm

Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary

In an unprecedented series of interviews, six former heads of Shin Bet, the Israel Security Agency, speak about Israel’s war on Palestinian resistance. They candidly discuss their decisions, rationalisations and regrets, and reflect publicly on their actions. What these tough-minded men have to say is stunning and edifying in equal measure. Hard questions are raised in this documentary that the Los Angeles Times calls “riveting from beginning to end”. What constitutes acceptable “collateral damage”? What is the virtue of a “proportional” response?

“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… If you need reassurance or grounds for optimism about the Middle East, you will not find it here. What you will find is rare, welcome and almost unbearable clarity.” – New York Times

Director: Dror Moreh. Israel, 2012. 95 minutes. Cert: Club. Language: Hebrew
Click here to watch the trailer.
Click here to read the New York Times review.
Click here to read the Los Angeles Times review.