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Watch: Trailer for 'The Green Prince' Examines the True Story of a Hamas Member Turned Israeli Spy

Photo of Casey Cipriani By Casey Cipriani | Indiewire August 7, 2014 at 12:34PM

The new trailer for "The Green Prince" offers an insider's look at the Middle East crisis.
"The Green Prince"

Nadav Schirman's "The Green Prince," which won the Sundance Film Festival 2014 Audience Award, is finally hitting theaters.

From the film's synopsis, provided by Music Box Films: "Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, Nadav Schirman's ‘The Green Prince’ retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. In the style of a tense psychological thriller, this extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel's prized informants and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him."

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The film follows Mosab Hassan Yousef, who was recruited by the Shin Bet (Israel's internal security agency) and given the code name "Green Prince." Based on Hassan Yousef's bestselling memoir "Son of Hamas," "The Green Prince" will open Sept 12 in New York and in Los Angeles, expanding to select cities nationwide in the weeks following.

Take a look at the poster and watch the tense trailer below:

"The Green Prince"

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