Bahrain, the Forbidden Country (2013)
52min · Documentary, News · 30 July 2013
It is almost impossible to go to Bahrain when you're a journalist. This small Persian Gulf monarchy does not issue visas to the press. Cross the border illegally as Syria is not an option, Bahrain is an island. Nevertheless, since a year, every day, women and men go to demonstrate in the street, risking their lives, demanding more democracy and freedom. Every week people are arrested, tortured and killed by the police. I went as a tourist to Bahrain. Helped by various people, I stayed hidden from the Bahraini authorities which were looking for me. During one month the Bahraini helped me to stay hidden, hosting me, from house to house, to be able to testify of their terrible and oppressed lives.
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