Bahrain: An Inconvenient Uprising (Trailer)

Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, gestures during a conference at the Swiss Press Club in Geneva June 18, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Denis Balibouse

Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, gestures during a conference at the Swiss Press Club in Geneva June 18, 2014.
Credit: Reuters/Denis Balibouse

Like many countries in the Middle East and beyond, Bahrain erupted with anti-authoritarian protests in 2011 when the Arab Spring took the region and many of its repressive leaders by surprise.

While Arab Spring uprisings found favor with many in the West, unfortunately for the people of Bahrain, their own revolution was largely forgotten. But it never went away — for three years, near-nightly protests have been brutally quashed by militarized security forces.

Earlier this year, VICE News correspondent Ben Anderson travelled to London to speak with Nabeel Rajab, the unofficial leader of Bahrain’s uprising, and then headed undercover to Bahrain, where he met activists, protestors, grieving parents, and alleged torture victims.

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