The 22nd Portland Jewish Film Festival: THE GREEN PRINCE

The Green Prince

“Such an extraordinary story that one is tempted to think it is fiction, if only somebody had the audacity to invent it. A Palestinian in Ramallah, Mosab Hassan Yousef grows up angry and ready to fight Israel. Arrested for smuggling guns at the age of 17, he’s interrogated by the Shin Bet, Israel’s security service, and sent to prison. But shocked by Hamas’s ruthless tactics in the prison and the organization’s escalating campaign of suicide bombings outside, Mosab agrees to spy for Israel. For him, there is no greater shame. For his Shin Bet handler, Gonen, there is no greater prize: ‘operating’ the oldest son of a founding member of Hamas. Based on Yousef’s memoir SON OF HAMAS, THE GREEN PRINCE is a story of two men, spy and handler, whom history insists must be adversaries. Embroidering a tangled web of intrigue, terror, and betrayal, Schirman builds superb tension throughout a surprisingly emotional journey.”—Sundance Film Festival, where the film won the Audience Award for World Documentary. (99 mins.)

THE GREEN PRINCE screens Thursday, June 26 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of The 22nd Portland Jewish Film Festival.
Tickets are available online or at the door.

Special thanks to Festival sponsors: Cedar Sinai Park; the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, San Francisco; the Diane Solomon Family Fund; the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation; Hasson Realty; Higgins Restaurant; Honest Tea; the Institute for Judaic Studies; the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland; Joan and Paul Sher; J Street Portland; the Leonard and Lois Schnitzer Supporting Foundation of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation; Mittleman Jewish Community Center; the Oregon Israel Business Alliance; the Oregon Israel Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation; Oregon Jewish Life; Portland Jewish Academy; and Ruben J. and Elizabeth Menashe.

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