Hamas: Behind the Mask

Shelley Saywell. 2005. Canada. vo Arabic, English. s English. 50’

v Arabic s English

This documentary by filmmaker Shelley Saywell takes the viewer beyond the headlines and into the minds and hearts of Hamas. Sayell and her two-person crew spent many months securing unprecedented access not only to the current leaders of Hamas, but also one-on-one interviews with insightful, knowledgeable Israelis and Palestinians not often heard from. A crucially important resource was consultant Olivia Ward, a veteran Toronto Star journalist whose intimate knowledge of, and credibility within, the region proved invaluable.