Back Door Channels is an American documentary film about the interplay between the official government channels and the men who acted largely behind the scenes during the course of peace process between Israel and Egypt in 1979. The film traces the confluence of factors that made the 1979 Peace Treaty between Israel and Egypt possible. It reveals that while some - such as President Jimmy Carter, Menachem Begin and Anwar El-Sadat - were driven by deeply held ideas of faith and conviction, others were military hawks who in their later years came to see peace as the only viable option. Still others saw peace and stability in business terms. Regardless of their motives, these heroes found a way to come together and drive the peace process. The term 'back door channels' has been in use since the early 1950's and used by government and foreign policy officials as well as intelligence operatives in referring to alternative methods for communicating across borders, using lines of communication not available to traditional official government and diplomatic entities nor to covert international intelligence agents.
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