In January of 2015, a man named Raif Badawi was lashed in public in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah. His crime? Blogging critically about the role of religion in Saudi life in 2012 — an act that Saudi courts said insulted Islam. In addition to 1,000 lashes, Badawi, a [continue reading].
The resulting documentary — Saudi Arabia Uncovered — is a rare window into the Saudi kingdom, with stunning undercover footage as its backbone. It’s a combination of footage filmed by Yasser, and clips from other activists who are filming and posting things on their own, [continue reading].
Ali al-Nimr was just seventeen-years-old when the Arab Spring reached Saudi Arabia in the year 2011, a country tightly controlled by its royal family. “With all the enthusiasm of youth, Ali joined people in the streets calling for reform,” his parents said. But [continue reading].