Sundance trailer of the day: “The Gatekeepers” [video]
Published: January 15, 2013 02:25PM
Updated: January 10, 2013 12:20PM

Today’s trailer is a genuine Oscar nominee: “The Gatekeepers.”

Director Dror Moreh interviews the six men who have led Shin Bet, Israel’s anti-terrorism intelligence agency — none of whom had ever sat down for an interview previously. They talk about the struggle to stop terrorism, and the slippery moral issues they faced in the job.

Or not. “In the war against terrorism, forget about morality,” says Avraham Shalom, who led Shin Bet from 1980 to 1986. “Find morals in the terrorists first.”

“The Gatekeepers” — nominated for an Oscar in the Documentary Feature category — screens in the Spotlight section of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

- Sean P. Means