Israeli documentary takes U.S. film prize

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli documentary “The Gatekeepers” was named the best nonfiction film of 2012 by the National Society of Film Critics in the United States.

The film directed by Dror Moreh received the award on Saturday.

“The Gatekeepers” features interviews with six former directors of Israel’s Shin Bet security service.

The National Society of Film Critics is made up of 60 newspaper movie critics from around the country.

The film also was named to the short list for the Academy Award’s best documentary category. A second Israeli documentary, “5 Broken Cameras,” directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, is also on the Oscar short list.

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