FRONTLINE: Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia DVD - AV Item

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Bitter Rivals illuminates the essential history - and profound ripple effect - of Iran and Saudi Arabia's power struggle. It draws on scores of interviews with political, religious and military leaders, militia commanders, diplomats, and policy experts, painting American television's most comprehensive picture of a feud that has reshaped the Middle East.
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Bitter Rivals illuminates the essential history - and profound ripple effect - of Iran and Saudi Arabia's power struggle. It draws on scores of interviews with political, religious and military leaders, militia commanders, diplomats, and policy experts, painting American television's most comprehensive picture of a feud that has reshaped the Middle East.

FRONTLINE: Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia From the devastating war in Syria, to the crisis in Yemen, to continuing turmoil in Iraq, much of today's widespread violence across the Middle East has been portrayed as part of an ancient battle between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam.

In Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia, FRONTLINE tells the epic, inside story of how this dangerous feud has plunged the Middle East into unprecedented levels of violence - with exclusive, on-the-ground reporting from inside both countries as well as Yemen, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, and Lebanon.

Bitter Rivals illuminates the essential history - and profound ripple effect - of Iran and Saudi Arabia's power struggle. It draws on scores of interviews with political, religious and military leaders, militia commanders, diplomats, and policy experts, painting American television's most comprehensive picture of a feud that has reshaped the Middle East.

Producer: Linda Hirsch, Martin Smith, David Fanning
Executive Producer: Raney Aronson-Rath
Production Company: Frontline, Rain Media Inc.
Production Year: 2018
Copyright Year: 2018
Rating: TV-MA
Host: Martin Smith
Writers: Martin Smith, Linda Hirsch, David Fanning
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 180 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Language Track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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3 out of 4 stars

"This two-part documentary combines testimony from government officials on both sides with plenty of graphic footage and descriptions of the carnage … Recommended." - Video Librarian



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