In 1973 King Faisal of Saudi Arabia changed the world dramatically and permanently. 'Faisal, Legacy of a King', is the first full-length documentary film biography about one of the most ... See full summary »
A look at the role of Saudi Arabia in recent years in politics and international conflicts, in particular at the changes in politics in recent years, as the kingdom is changing under the rule of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
This documentary is about the vicissitudinous story of Iranian music between 1979-1989. The years just after 1979 Revolution through the end of Iran-Iraq war. The narrative of restrictions ... See full summary »
Seyyed Vahid Hosseini
Ali Akbar Shekarchi
A riveting three-hour BBC series about the relationship between Iran and the "West" over the last few decades. It clearly sets out the chronological history, but what makes it great are the interviews with major players, including Khatami, Vance, Rafsanjani, de Cuellar, Albright and Larijani. These personal accounts of vital meetings, brinkmanship, exasperation on all sides - even straightforward low comedy - are fascinating. Behind-the-scenes negotiations, shifting allegiances and politicians or diplomats being outflanked by unforeseen events put the familiar (and often baffling) news stories in context, together with great use of archive footage.
I can't recommend it highly enough, especially in the light of current events.
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