HBO released this trailer for their new documentary Saudi Women’s Driving School where they meet the first female drivers in the region.
Saudi Arabia is ruled by the oppressive House of Saud. Basic human freedoms around religion, politics and democratic assembly are few and far between. One of the most oppressed groups in Saudi Arabia is women. Archaic laws mean that women often can’t even go outside unaccompanied by a man. Women were only permitted to drive a few years ago.
Many of them wanted to make the most of their newly given freedom to drive. In this documentary, HBO hears from the women in the region and meet some of them who are making the most out of their access to cars. Some are Uber drivers, some are teaching others how to drive, some have even become racing drivers. HBO look at hows things are getting better for women in the region. But the doc also reminds us that Saudi Arabia is far behind the rest of the world when it comes to giving equal rights to women.
Saudi Women’s Driving School|HBO|Trailers
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