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Saudi Arabia Uncovered

· Saudi Arabia

This PBS Frontline documentary lifts the lid on the realities below Saudi Arabia's facade of modern opulence. Undercover camera footage exposes public beheadings, hangings and floggings as well as a system that harshly censors and persecutes its critics with punishments ranging from torture to execution. The film also highlights the Saudi legal system's unequal treatment of women who face harsher punishments than men -- including cases of women stoned for adultery or flogged after being raped for their alleged crime of failing to have a male guardian present in public. Against this backdrop, we hear the voices of a few brave men and women who are trying to expose these human rights violations to the world.