“Women of the Holy Kingdom” provides a rare glimpse inside the nation of Saudi Arabia. Despite the recent decision to allow women to vote, Saudi Arabia has remained notorious for its political and social oppression of women within its monarchial society – for example, women are still not allowed to drive. Produced by New York Times Television, “Women of the Holy Kingdom” grants unique access to Saudi homes and workplaces, exploring the complexities and tensions that exist within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The internal debate in Saudi society over the radical change in expectations and opportunities for women today is revealed through the experiences of real Saudi women.
First seen on the Discovery Times Channel.