Dror Moreh (shown at right), brings together these Shin Bet leaders (all six are shown below) and gets them to talk on record for the first time. Why did they do it? I am guessing (and from what they say, this would seem to be the case) that they feel the current and recent past Israeli governments are going down exactly the wrong path -- toward further war, death and destruction rather than toward anything peaceful. And since these are the men who, over the decades, have had to deal with leaders on both sides of the fence and who understand what is going on perhaps better than any others -- including, especially, most politicians -- one might think that attention should be paid.
Ra'anan Alexandrowicz and titled The Law in These Parts (my full review from the time is here), this documentary -- in which the filmmaker interviews retired judges who enacted the laws that have ruled and still rule the occupied territories quite differently for Arabs and Jews -- is much harder-hitting and of a more "activist" slant. It does not allow its interviewees leeway to set their own stage. Alexandrowicz asks specific questions, for which he demands real answers and won't accept anything less.
Cinema Guild and I hope will be available soon on DVD, VOD and/or streaming), for a fuller understanding of the situation.
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