Some say ‘Gatekeepers’ doctored the anti-occupation opinions of Israeli security insiders. They will have to eat their words when Israel TV starts airing parts of the documentary.
The Academy Award for Best Documentary went to “Searching for Sugar Man,” shutting out both “The Gatekeepers” and “5 Broken Cameras,” two films that were extremely critical of Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians.
‘The Gatekeepers’ and ‘5 Broken Cameras’ both take aim at Israel. But the Academy Awards judges would send a very different message to Israel by choosing one over the other.
This morning brought a first for the Israeli film industry — two Oscar nods for Best Documentary. The Forward chatted with filmmaker Dror Moreh about his inspiration.