‘The Gatekeepers’ is a harsh portrayal of life outside the ghetto of self-denial
For lovers of Israel, the Oscar-nominated film is like a waterboarding of the soul. It is relentless. And It should be required viewing for all.
The Gatekeepers is a very Israeli film. It is a film by Israelis, for Israelis and about Israelis. Even if it wins an Oscar. Even if you read the English subtitles. Even if you’ve heard that it mainly deals with the occupation, which it does, it is still essentially and exclusively Israeli.
And it is a movie about complexities. About ambiguities. About the grey areas in which we actually live,...