• The Green Prince
  • The Green Prince
  • The Green Prince
  • The Green Prince
  • The Green Prince

The Green Prince Programme 2020

by Nadav Schirman Documentary Competition

“If somebody raped his mother, that’s very shameful. But if you collaborated with Israel, that’s much more shameful.“ The young Mosab once believed the words and actions of his father Scheikh Hassan Yousef, one of the founders of the radical Islamist organisation Hamas, a group that still terrorises Israel today. His family and many Palestinians now consider Mosab an evil traitor. As a teenager sitting in an Israeli prison after being sentenced for unauthorised possession of a gun, Mosab made a dramatic decision that would change his life: He began working as an informant for the supposed enemy, Israel’s internal security service Shin Bet. Driven by his Israeli commanding officer and his growing doubts about the policies of Hamas, Mosab spied on his own family for over a decade. Based on Mosab’s memoirs, director Nadav Shirman staged this incredible story in the style of a classic documentary thriller.


  • Genre: DOC: History & Politics
  • Country, Year: Germany, Israel, UK, 2014
  • Runtime: 95 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Nadav Schirman
  • Cast: Mosab Hassan Yousef, Gonen Ben Yitzhak
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  • Screenplay: Nadav Schirman
  • Cinematography: Hans Fromm, Giora Bejach, Raz Dagan
  • Editors: Joelle Alexis, Sanjeev Hathiramani
  • Sound: Alex Claude
  • Music: Max Richter
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  • Producers: Nadav Schirman, John Battsek, Simon Chinn
  • Co-Producers: Omri Uzrad, Britta Meyermann
  • Executive Producers: Thomas Weymar, Sheryl Crown, Maggie Monteith
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  • Production Companies: Passion Pictures, Red Box Films, A-List Films GmbH
  • World Sales: Global Screen GmbH
  • Swiss Distribution: Rapid Eye Movies
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