Israeli documentary ‘The Gatekeepers’ takes U.S. film prize


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli documentary "The Gatekeepers" was named the best nonfiction film of 2012 by the National Society of Film Critics in the United States.

The film, which features interviews with six former directors of Israel’s Shin Bet security service, received the award on Saturday.

The film critics’ society is made up of 60 newspaper critics from across the country .

Directed by Dror Moreh, "The Gatekeepers" also was named to the short list for the Academy Award’s best documentary category. A second Israeli documentary, "5 Broken Cameras," directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, also is on the Oscars’ short list.

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