FRONTLINE: Saudi Arabia Uncovered DVD

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With stunning undercover footage filmed by a secret network of activists, FRONTLINE takes viewers inside the tightly-controlled kingdom of Saudi Arabia to tell the stories of men and women who are risking everything to try to change their country, and challenge the powerful ruling regime.
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With stunning undercover footage filmed by a secret network of activists, FRONTLINE takes viewers inside the tightly-controlled kingdom of Saudi Arabia to tell the stories of men and women who are risking everything to try to change their country, and challenge the powerful ruling regime.

The Saudi Arabia the world usually sees is a country of wealth and luxury shopping malls, but the documentary reveals a different side of the country: stark poverty, violence against women, religious police in action - and citizens fighting back. Saudi Arabia Uncovered follows key figures leading efforts to make change in Saudi Arabia - from an activist who was imprisoned and sentenced to 1,000 lashes for blog posts critical of the Saudi government and Islam, to a woman who filmed herself driving in defiance of the kingdom's laws. The film also includes unique access to the family of the controversial, executed Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, whose 21-year-old nephew Ali is on death row for his role in anti-government protests as a teenager.

As the Saudi government grapples with economic distress, the wars in Syria and Yemen, and a resurgent Iran, Saudi Arabia Uncovered is a rare and revealing look at a side of the country rarely seen by the outside world.

Warning: this program contains graphic and violent imagery. Viewer discretion is advised.

Producer: James Jones, Dan Edge
Executive Producer: Raney Aronson-Rath
Production Company: A Hardcash production for WGBH/Frontline and ITV
Production Year: 2016
Copyright Year: 2016
Rating: TV-MA
Narrator: Will Lyman
Writers: James Jones
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 54 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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ibrahima
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5.0 star rating
02/02/22
What I believe.
Review by ibrahima on 02/02/22 review stating What I believe.
EXCELLENT
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Brian
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent Insight into the True Face of our ally
Review by Brian on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent Insight into the True Face of our ally
An excellent documentary relying on secret video footage taken, with considerable risk, showing the true surface of Saudi society beneath the gilded facade they present to the rest of the world. We see a country who could be the role-model for ISIS, with their public beheadings and executions. Yet America and Europe continues to support them, calling them our allies, even as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia spreads their extremist views across the globe.

"...it's important and deserves to be seen" - AndersonVision.com

3 out of 4 stars

"Offering a solid overview of contemporary Saudi Arabia, this is recommended." - Video Librarian



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