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Published on Sep 21, 2007
The hub of the Islamic world, the largest oil-producing country in the world, the native country of Osama bin Laden, is balanced precariously between the "modern, Western way of life" and tradition.
Over-conservative clerics are asking for a return to the roots of Islam. Reformists are pressuring for liberties. The country is changing and its king is trying to keep a balance by satisfying everyone around him. Women who are not allowed to drive cars; reformists who are often jailed for voicing their demands; clerics and the religious police who insist on dictating every aspect of life; Americans who insist on determining the country's oil wealth; The documentary throws light on a society where theatre, cinema and music are forbidden, while executions are a public spectacle. Wealth and oil, human rights, the "free besieged" life of the young, religion and terrorism... as seen through the eyes of ordinary people and the country's VIPs. English Stereo 72 min