The Green Prince (film)

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The Green Prince
The Green Prince poster.jpg
Directed byNadav Schirman
Written byNadav Schirman
StarringMosab Hassan Yousef
Music byMax Richter
Release date
  • 16 January 2014 (2014-01-16) (USA)
Running time
101 minutes
CountryGermany, Israel, USA, UK
LanguageEnglish, Arabic, Hebrew

The Green Prince (Hebrew: הנסיך הירוק‎) is a 2014 Israeli/UK/German documentary film directed by Nadav Schirman. It is based on the autobiography of Mosab Hassan Yousef, Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices.[1][2]

The movie received four awards: Best Documentary Award by the Israeli Film Academy (2014), Audience Award during the Moscow International Film Festival (2014), Best Documentary Award at the Sundance Film Festival (2014) and Best Documentary at the Bavarian Film Awards (2015).[3]


The film tells the story of Mosab, son of Hamas leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, who for ten years was a spy for Israel's Shin Bet.[4][5] The documentary features largely interviews with Mosab Hassan Yousef and also with his operator Gonen Ben Yitzhak, with original footage from the events covered, mainly from the Second Intifada, interspersed during and between those interviews. It covers Israel's counter-terrorism efforts during that period.



  1. ^ Issacharoff, Avi (24 February 2010). "Haaretz exclusive: Hamas founder's son worked for Shin Bet for years". Haaretz. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  2. ^ Harel, Amos (24 February 2010). "When Palestinians keep Israelis safe". Haaretz. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  3. ^ Yousef, Mosab Hassan; Yitzhak, Gonen Ben; Yousef, Sheikh Hassan (27 November 2014), The Green Prince, retrieved 19 April 2017
  4. ^ "The Green Prince review – gripping Israeli spy documentary".
  5. ^ "The Green Prince review: Israel's man in Hamas".

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