Through Saudi eyes

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In this program, a broad cross-section of Saudis -- parents and neighbors of the accused hijackers, editors of Arab News and Asharq Al Awasat, political and military analysts, a psychologist, and others -- give their perceptions of events and issues involving September 11th. Interviews provide background on and insights into the lives and minds of the alleged hijackers, the recruitment practices of al Qaeda, the co-opting of jihad for militant political ends, Osama bin Laden's cult of personality, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, and frustration over U.S. foreign policy. This video, the first documentary to scrutinize 9/11 from the Saudi perspective, is a powerful learning tool for students of political science, the Middle East, and Islam.
Hirsi, Bader Ben, 1968-; Abdallah, Bassem; Anthony, Nigel
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Documentary films
War, Military; War and International Conflicts; Middle East Studies; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; United States -- Foreign public opinion, Saudi Arabian
North America; United States; New Jersey
Distinctive Media Collections
English; Arabic
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In Copyright
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Access is restricted to patrons at the University of Maryland.
Physical Description
53 minutes; color


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Creation/Production Credits

Producer, Bassem Abdallah ; director, Bader Ben Hirsi. Narrator, Nigel Anthony.
Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-089738; Fedora 2 PID: umd:10740; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/3215; Catalog Key: alephsys004126910; OCLC: ocn664362826

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