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FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH FORMER SHIN BET LEADER AMI AYALON, WHO FEATURES IN THE FILM

Attending this event

Ami Ayalon

Ami Ayalon is an Israeli politician and a former member of the Knesset for the Labor Party. He was previously head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service, and commander- in-chief of the Navy.

Films screening at this event

The Gatekeepers

original title
שומרי הסף
Country
Israel
Year
2012
Duration
101 min

“This is one hot, provocative, revelatory and compelling documentary.” – Hollywood Reporter

“What’s extraordinary about the gatekeepers isn’t just that these guys have agreed to speak on camera – which is remarkable in itself – it’s how utterly, astonishingly open and candid they are.” – The Guardian

A unique opportunity to see Dror Moreh’s award-winning debut docudrama and to hear in person after the screening from former Shin Bet director Ami Ayalon.

Delving where no filmmaker has gone before, The Gatekeepers investigates the ‘Shin Bet’ – an Israeli intelligence agency charged with defending their nation from the constant threat of Terrorism. For the first time in history, six former heads of the agency – covering the agency’s presence from 1949 to the present day – discuss its former secrets, the success and failures of “the unseen shield” and their fears of a bleak and brutal future. Astonishing and provocative.