15 2014

18th Annual Jewish Film Festival

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Zale Auditorium- Aaron Family JCC 7900 Northaven Road
Dallas,, TX

Contact Rachelle Weiss rane

The Green Prince Based on the book, Son of Hamas, this documentary is a gripping account of terror, betrayal, and political intrigue. Mosab Hassan Yousef is the older son of one of the founders of the terrorist organization, Hamas, and was groomed from an early age to follow in his father's footsteps. Arrested for gun-smuggling at age 17, he was sent to prison. There he encountered Gonen Ben Yitzhak, a wily member of the Shin Bet, who eventually succeeded in convincing Mosab to become one of the Shin Bet's most valued and well-connected spies - code name: 'The Green Prince.' As Mosab became increasingly stressed by his double life, a fascinating, complex bond between informant and handler developed. Ultimately, it is this incredible bond that is at the heart of this thrilling documentary. In the words of writer-director Nadav Schirman, 'I find their connection so full of hope, in the sense of 'see what happens when people dare trust one another and go against preconceived notions'...'Their humanity defies all the rules and breaks all the boundaries.'