Theater of Cruelty

Saudi-Arabia

The Line threatens the climate, the environment and human rights

NEOM: The biggest and most controversial 'new city' project in the world? In order to complete the enormous construction works in Saudi Arabia with the NEOM city project over the next 25 years, it is estimated that 100 workers will be needed – mainly migrants. At the same time, NEOM has been criticized for a lack of sustainable development and violations of human rights.

Glasglow – the spark in the Paris Agreement

CLIMATE: In the perspective of poor coal-intensive countries: Why should not the rich stop selling oil and gas – and let the poor continue to burn coal? Will the transmission of democracy now be to blame for the doom of the earth?

A woman's struggle with reality

WOMEN OF EUROPE: In our interview series with European women, Sweden's former Foreign and Vice Prime Minister Margot Wallström is the latest. She believes that we are currently living in a world of autocrats, where Nordic welfare values ​​have poor conditions.

Religious notions

SUNNI AND SJIA: The religious contradictions between the two main directions of Islam are not so great. But in conflicts between countries and groups, they are used for everything they are worth.

Saudi women's struggle mediated with soap aesthetics

CLOSED SOCIETY: The fight for equality and justice in a gender-divided everyday life is the theme of al-Mansour's fourth feature film Maryam, an "adult version" of the first film Wadjda.

Technology for good and for bad

TECHNOLOGY: During the Sundance film festival and at the Berlin, several films with technology were shown as a central part of the action. What does technology do with us?

The war reporter close to the truth

PORTRAIT FILM: War Reporter Robert Fisk has the courage to monitor and challenge. He is known for reporting from the front lines in violation of the official line of politicians and authorities.

Saudi Arabia needs public relations, but not everything can withstand the light of day

TRANSPARENCY: A country in crisis should become more open, but if the subjects resist, they are thrown into prison and risk torture.

Honest and surprising meeting with Kuwaiti women

ITS OWN ROOM: In Women of Kuwait, we get an insight into the lives of various Kuwaiti women through their bedrooms. Apparently there is little that separates them and other women in the world.

Deputy wars' hidden interests

PROXY WARS: The United States and Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia have an indirect involvement in conflicts that is quite different from conventional warfare.

One in a million

In The Poetess, we get to follow the only female participant in the most popular talent show in the Middle East, who through her poetry exhibits an extraordinary courage against gender segregation.

Saudi Arabia's terror war on human rights

Norway's partner in the war on terror is leading the way by silencing the votes needed to overcome it.  

Saudi Arabia directly involved in 11. September?

The first official US designation of Saudi Arabia as possibly guilty of the 2001 attack is now available.

Under the Lime Trees

People around the world don't like complicated situations, especially if they make it difficult to distinguish between friends and enemies.