If you haven’t watched the below video yet, then it’s the time to do so. It’s a documentary, produced by AlJazeera English, about Bahrain’s unrest called: ‘Shouting in the dark’.
It’s a film about what I call the forgotten revolution, with the Arab and Western Main Stream Media ignoring what’s happening over there for convenient reasons (apart from shy coverage here and there, and extensive coverage by Hezbollah’s and Iran’s controlled media).
Bahrain’s ‘revolution’ was plagued from start with sectarian themes between the Sunnis and Shias, without the intention of the protesters (I say). And the responses of the regime and its supporters were controlled by sectarian motives too, which make their claims against the other side void.
AlJazeera English is considered to have a wider scope of freedom in its editorial policies than AlJazeera Arabic, which has generally ignored Bahrain protests. Having said that, AlJazeera’s (and Qatar’s with it) role and background are full of contradictions and controversy that deserve a dedicated future post.
As you might expect, this film has caused some friction between Bahrain and Qatar.
Anyway, back to the video. Don’t open it now if you are in rush; come back when you are free. You probably want to put your feet up , and grab some pop corn while watching it; It’s a 50 minutes video.