This week’s documentary film curated by our editorial team at 21WIRE.

Who are the House of Saud, and how did this theocratic dictatorship peddling an extremist Wahabi religious doctrine come to rule Arabia? There are many different aspects to this story, both historically, and politically. This film offers a mostly mainstream approach to the question and an orthodox analysis of Saudi ‘involvement’ in 9/11, but does offer and good detailed overview of where the Saudi royal family sits in a geopolitical pecking order dominated by US, British and Israeli interests in the region, and beyond in the global oil trade. Are their days numbered?

Run time: 52 min
Written & Produced: Ron Marans
Producer: Gail Jensen
Distribution: CBS News