The Gatekeepers (film)

The Gatekeepers Hebrew Shomrei HaSaf is a 2012 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.

Moreh has explained in interviews that he was inspired to make the film after watching Errol Morriss Academy Awardwinning documentary The Fog of War. Having just completed a film about former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, he came to realize the decisive role that the Shin Bet had played behind the scenes for the past forty years. The idea to do this movie came to me while I was working on my previous film, Sharon. From my discussions with the prime ministers innermost circle of advisors, I learned how the critique of some of these Gatekeepers influenced Sharons decision to disengage from Gaza.The problem, according to Moreh, was getting the Gatekeepers, or former heads of the Shin Bet, to agree to appear on camera and discuss their work and opinions. Given the secretive nature of the organization, none of them had ever done this before, and many of the topics he hoped to discuss with them were either classified or highly sensitive. ........

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