Mecca 1979
The Siege

52 min
Available from 23/08/2018 to 19/10/2018
The international world has forgotten about the bloody storming of Mecca, in which unarmed worshippers became involuntary pawns in a political game between two Saudi families. It took two weeks to regain control of the holy site. The resulting repression was conducted with the secret support of France. Dirk van den Berg delivers an exceptional story from inside the Mosque, teasing apart one by one the historical, political and geostrategic threads of this major, but forgotten event.

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Dirk van den Berg

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