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Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 14 July 2014 11:07 AM EDT

TheGreenPrince-webThe Green Prince, an Israeli documentary based on Mosab Hassan Yousef’s best-selling memoir, Son of Hamas (Tyndale Momentum), will release in theaters in the U.S. on Friday, Aug. 8. The film made its world premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah where it won the Audience Award for World Cinema: Documentary.

The Green Prince tells the story of Yousef’s journey from young militant to Shin Bet spy.

"When The Green Prince’s director, German-based Nadav Schirman, first read the book Son of Hamas, he knew it had so many elements to make an amazing documentary,” said Ed Arentz, managing director of Music Box Films, which will distribute the film. “After meeting Mosab and Mosab's former adversary, Shin Bet handler and now great friend Gonen Ben-Itzhak, and found them enthusiastic and willing to cooperate completely, he knew he had a film. His completed documentary—shot in Israel, Palestine, Germany and Los Angeles—uses their exclusive firsthand testimony, dramatic action sequences and rare archival footage to explore this story of bitter enmity, violence, espionage and, ultimately, profound spiritual transformations and the transcendent bonds of friendship.”

Produced by the Academy Award-winning team of John Battsek and Simon Chinn (Man on a Wire and Searching for Sugar Man), the film will be available on DVD in December.

Music Box Films plans to release the documentary in major markets Aug. 8 and expand the release in the following weeks. Markets scheduled for initial release include New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

A publicity tour featuring Schirman and Yousef will start in San Francisco before the release and move to Los Angeles and New York.

To learn more about the documentary, visit MusicBoxFilms.com/TheGreenPrince or Facebook.com/TheGreenPrinceMovie.

 

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