Thursday/Saturday, 9:15-11 pm
Friday/Sunday, 7-9 pm
(Germany/Israel/UK 2014, 101 min.) STC
In Hebrew and English
Based on Mosab Hassan Yousef’s bestselling memoir Son of Hamas, set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, Nadav Schirman’s extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel’s prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him. A a defiant teenager growing up in Palestine, Mosab Hassan Yousef’s fervor against Israel was unquestionable, ultimately landing him in prison. Shaken by Hamas’s brutality within the prison and a growing disgust for their methods, he had an unexpected change of heart and began to see Hamas as more of a problem than a solution. Recruited by the Shin Bet (Israel’s internal security agency), he risked exposure and certain death while grappling with the perception that he had betrayed his own family and people.