The Gatekeepers

  • April 1, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Colony Theatre

Academy Award nominee for best documentary feature, The Gatekeepers (Hebrew and English with English subtitles) opens in Raleigh at The Colony on Easter Weekend.

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 in the aftermath of the Six Day War.

Tickets are $8.50 and The Colony accepts * CASH ONLY *.

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Show time is 7:15 pm so let's meet 15 - 20 mins beforehand in the lobby. Afterwards, we can walk over to Peking Garden for food and conversation.

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  • Colleen

    Is there interest in having a standing meetup for Monday nights at either the Colony or the Rialto? I also have a documentary film group that meets at my house in Cary. If you'd like to join that, just shoot me an email and let me know what email you'd like me to use.

    April 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      yes to all of the above

      April 8, 2013

    • Manzoor C.

      I am definitely interested in documentaries on conflicts and globalization.

      April 9, 2013

  • Colleen

    This really was a GREAT film! It was very informative and the former heads of Shin Bet were so intelligent and so cogent. It covered a lot of ground and I know that I need to see it again to try to absorb all of the information that it presented. A few of us watched "5 Broken Cameras" at my house on Friday (4/5), which provides another perspective on some of what we saw in "The Gatekeepers". BTW, 5BC is available on NetFlix.

    1 · April 7, 2013

    • Manzoor C.

      Five Broken Cameras is a powerful movie, describing the reality of occupation through the eyes of Palestinians. I thought that movie was balanced since it included some criticism of Palestinian leadership for using Israeli occupation for photo-ops and tokenism. The grassroots non-violent resistance practiced by Palestinians in Bil'in is much more genuine and worthy of support.

      April 8, 2013

  • Manzoor C.

    Thank you Shawna for recommending/organizing this brilliant movie! Israel/Palestine conflict invites diametrically opposed views by proponents of each side, while people removed from this conflict often have hard time investigating the truth. Gatekeepers makes the task of understanding this conflict much easier. There are many movies that show dangerous consequences of Israeli occupation, but this account becomes much more convincing when narrated by heads of the Israeli intelligence agency Shin Beit.

    April 7, 2013

  • David Y

    Astonishing personal stories of the key Israeli intelligence leaders through the years since the '67 war and how they have come to realize (it seems) the futility of trying to secure peace through war and assassinations of the enemy leaders. Quite chilling and yet somehow reassuring at the same time--that lessons learned the hard way through time may still positively affect the peace process.

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Miri

    not feeling well- but hope its' fun for everyone.

    April 1, 2013

    • Elizabeth J.

      Hope you feel better soon.

      April 1, 2013

    • Miri

      Thanks so much Elizabeth; I think I just overdid the Holiday w/e- running around. So sorry to hear of your own ankle sprain- eeek. Pls take it easy and hope to see you soon, again.. :)

      1 · April 2, 2013

  • Dorothy

    Shawna, Thanks for putting this together.

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Shawna

    Great meetup! Enjoyed the film and seeing everybody.

    2 · April 1, 2013

  • Elizabeth J.

    So sorry to miss this, but I sprained my ankle this weekend, which means that everything takes longer than I expect now. I won't make it to the theater in time for the film's start.

    April 1, 2013

    • Shawna

      Sorry to have missed you; hope your ankle gets better soon!

      April 1, 2013

  • Hilton F.

    good movie

    April 1, 2013

  • Elizabeth J.

    I'm still planning to come but might be late. If so, I'll find a seat wherever I can and will meet up with you afterwards.

    April 1, 2013

  • David

    There's the Bull and Bear next to the Colony.

    March 30, 2013

    • Shawna

      Oh good, that's an option. I've actually never been to the Colony and these are new stomping grounds for me.

      March 30, 2013

  • Shawna

    I suggested going to Peking Garden afterwards for discussion but it turns out they are closed on Mondays. I'm up for a brief gathering after the movie if others are interested. Perhaps, we could hit North Hills, Fox and Hound or a similar place that is open later.

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Henry H.

    Anyone want to carpool from Carrboro-Chapel Hill?

    March 30, 2013

  • Elizabeth J.

    If I have to schedule a client, I might be a wee bit late.

    March 11, 2013

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