House of Saud: A Family at War

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.

Genre: Documentary

Director: N/A

Country: UK

Duration: 180 min

Quality: HD

Release: 2018

IMDb: 7.2

Season 1 - House of Saud: A Family at War
"Since the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was constituted in 1932, inexhaustible wealth has granted the Kingdom's ruling royal family total power at home and the freedom to act with relative impunity abroad. A growing regional confrontation with Iran has now\u2026"
"This episode tells the inside story of how some of the most prominent and richest Saudi royals were caught up in the purge. The detentions opened the door on a highly secret world of kickbacks and bribes on a monumental scale, which have also embroiled many foreign governments and some of the world's leading companies."
"This episode looks at how the family stays in power. The film features some of those who have worked for Saudi princes. They describe how the wealth allowed lives of privilege and pleasure out of the spotlight, but the growth of social media has meant Saudis are getting increasing insight into the behaviour of their rulers, including their transgressions. With this crucially important country facing a historic crossroads, the programme asks what the future holds for Saudi Arabia and the rest of the world."