The Green Prince

Film Info
Director(s):Nadav Schirman
Year of Production:2014
Running Time:99
Categories:Big Nights
Premiere Status:Bay Area
Genre-Subject:Israelis and Arabs


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The Green Prince is such an extraordinary story that one is tempted to think it is fiction, if only somebody had the audacity to invent it.

A Palestinian in Ramallah, Mosab Hassan Yousef grows up angry and ready to fight Israel. Arrested for smuggling guns at the age of 17, he’s interrogated by the Shin Bet, Israel’s security service, and sent to prison. But shocked by Hamas’s ruthless tactics in the prison and the organization’s escalating campaign of suicide bombings outside, Mosab agrees to spy for Israel. For him, there is no greater shame. For his Shin Bet handler, Gonen, there is no greater prize: “operating” the oldest son of a founding member of Hamas.

Based on Yousef’s memoir, Son of Hamas, The Green Prince is a story of two men, spy and handler, whom history insists must be adversaries. That they could reach a point of trust or friendship seems absurd. Embroidering a tangled web of intrigue, terror, and betrayal, Nadav Schirman builds superb tension throughout a surprisingly emotional journey. Ultimately, The Green Prince is less about political struggle than personal coming-to-terms with responsibility and moral duty. – John Nein, Sundance Film Festival Catalogue

Director Nadav Schirman in person in San Francisco and Palo Alto

Winner of the Sundance Film Festival's Audience Award: World Cinema: Documentary

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