The Human Factor | Denver Film Society | Dror Moreh | United Kingdom

The Human Factor

Dror Moreh

Historical/Period, Jewish, Political, Social Issues

EnglishUnited Kingdom2019108 min

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Overview

This absorbing behind-the-scenes documentary reveals how, in the 1990s, the United States nearly achieved the impossible—securing peace between Israel and its neighbors.


Director Dror Moreh—whose 2012 account of Israeli security agency Shin Bet, The Gatekeepers, was an Academy Award nominee—gained unprecedented access to six American diplomats who recount the years they spent attempting to lay the groundwork for accords between Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and successive Israeli prime ministers Yitzhak Rabin and Ehud Barak. What did these third-party participants in the negotiation process do right? What did they get wrong? What historical and cultural nuances did they take into account and, conversely, fail to grasp? The Human Factor doesn’t provide all the answers, nor can it. But it does suggest that there are lessons to be learned from the not-so-distant past. They couldn’t be more urgent.


Sponsored by Silva Insurance

Producer: Dror Moreh, Teddy Leifer | Editor: Oron Adar | Cinematographer: Kobi Zaig-Mendez | Screenwriter: Dror Moreh, Oron Adar
Cast: Gamal Helal, Martin Indyk, Daniel Kurtzer, Robert Malley, Aaron Miller, Dennis Ross
Additional Countries: Israel