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WATCH: Portrait of Hamas Informant 'The Green Prince' (TRAILER)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 7, 2014 at 12:33PM

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.
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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.


Here's the trailer:

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.