Dror Moreh has always been interested in exploring the limits of power and how governments are rarely held accountable for their actions. In The Gatekeepers, which earned an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature in 2012, he spoke to former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel’s security agency. In The Human Factor, he revisited the Middle East peace process and the United States’ role in it (check out our conversation with Moreh about that film here). Now, Moreh returns with The Corridors of Power, which examines the concept of “Never Again” and how the United States has not always reliably acted to intervene and protect the interests of those in dire need of help.
I had the chance to speak with Moreh about the progression of his film topics, and how he was once again able to access so many powerful figures who are so willing to talk about what could have been done differently.
You can watch the video above, and read below for an official summary and where to watch.
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER is a riveting examination of how American leaders have responded to reports of genocide, war crimes and mass atrocities after the fall of the Soviet Union, when America stood as the only global superpower. By combining in-depth interviews with rare archival footage and state-of-the-art CGI animations, Moreh gives viewers the unique opportunity to peek behind the scenes and behind the headlines to better understand not the “what,” but the “why.
” Featuring interviews with esteemed luminaires, including Madeleine Albright, James Baker, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton, the film reveals how our past mistakes can dictate our future.
The Corridors of Power is currently playing in theaters.