Oscar-nominated documentary film The Gatekeepers (Dror Moreh, 97 min, 2012) underscores the urgency of reaching a two-state solution through the most unimpeachable of messengers: the six living former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel's internal security service.

Charged with overseeing Israel’s war on terror, the head of the Shin Bet is present at the crossroad of every decision made. For the first time ever six former heads of the agency agreed to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. The Gatekeepers offers an exclusive account of the sum of their success and failures. It validates the reasons that each man individually and the six as a group came to reconsider their hard-line positions and advocate a conciliatory approach toward their enemies based on a two-state solution.

The Gatekeepers is an important film for everyone who cares about Israel's future. It raises many questions -- more than it can answer -- about the impact of persistent conflict on Israel's security and its long-term well-being.

The voices featured here are those of six individuals who have been the front lines of ensuring Israel's security for more than 30 years. And while they do not agree on everything, one message comes through clearly: the urgent need to resolve the conflict, for Israel's own sake.

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The Gatekeepers release dates:

Release Date City State
2/1 New York
Los Angeles
NY
CA
2/22 SF Bay Area
Chicago
Washington
CA
IL
DC
3/1 San Diego
Minneapolis
Philadelphia
Boston
Phoenix
CA
MN
PA
MA
AZ
3/8 Denver
Dallas
Houston
Baltimore
Miami/Ft. Laud/Boca Raton
Sacramento
CO
TX
TX
MD
FL
CA
3/15 Seattle
Ft. Worth
Milwaukee
Atlanta
St. Louis
Ft. Myers
Naples
Orlando
Sarasota
Portland
Richmond
WA
TX
WI
GA
MO
FL
FL
FL
FL
OR
VA
3/29 Indianapolis
Las Vegas
Tucson
Monterey
Kansas City
Charlotte
San Antonio
Oklahoma City
Honolulu
Eugene
Columbus
Dayton
Salt Lake City
Pittsburgh
New Orleans
Ithaca
IN
NV
AZ
CA
KS
NC
TX
OK
HI
OR
OH
OH
UT
PA
LA
NY
4/5 Anchorage
Reno
El Paso
Raleigh-Durham
Huntsville
Knoxville
Fayetteville
Omaha
Spokane
Tampa
Tulsa
Vero Beach
Corvallis
Des Moines
AK
NV
TX
NC
AL
TN
NC
NE
WA
FL
OK
FL
OR
IA

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