Check out the new trailer for timely Sundance world documentary audience award-winner “The Green Prince,” based on Mosab Hassan Yousef’s bestselling memoir “Son of Hamas,” which will open September 12th in New York and in Los Angeles and then slowly expand to select cities nationwide.
Set in the chaotic the Middle East, Nadav Schirman’s suspenseful “The Green Prince” details the true story of an unusual partnership between enemies: Yousef, the defiant teenage son of a Palestinian Hamas leader, and Gonen Ben Yitzhak, the Israeli Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect his prize informant.
How did Yousef turn? He started out anti-Israel but when he inevitably landed in prison, he witnessed Hamas’s brutal methods, especially suicide bombing, and started to see Hamas as more problem than solution. Recruited by Israel’s internal security agency as “Green Prince,” Yousef spied on Hamas for over a decade, risking exposure and death–and forging a loyal bond with his Shin Bet handler.
Schirman deploys first-hand interviews, dramatic re-enactments and action sequences and rare archival footage to reveal decades of secrets to challenge viewers’ beliefs about the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.