Posted on Friday, August 8th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
One of the most talked-about films at Sundance — and, inevitably, one that I missed — was The Green Prince, a documentary about a top figure in Hamas who was recruited as an Israeli informant. Now the film is nearing general release, just as the film’s subject is more attention-getting than ever, as the conflict between Israel and Hamas rages on in Gaza. Watch The Green Prince trailer below.
The Green Prince opens on September 14. Trailer via Apple.
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Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, Nadav Schirman’s THE GREEN PRINCE retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. In the style of a tense psychological thriller, this extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel’s prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him.