There is a vibrant youth
culture developing on the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia has one
of the youngest populations on earth. Approximately 60% of it citizens
are under the age of 21. The country's young people are a creative
and rebellious group, that are curious about the world around them
and hungry for change.
This special for MTV Networks will introduce young Americans for
the first time to the youth of the Kingdom that have hopes and dreams
not unlike like their own--yet face unimaginable challenges just
to express themselves.
The subjects include a rock band who encounters enormous obstacles
to just play live, a unique young woman who questions Saudi society's
insistence that women wear black abaya robe, a political activist
who openly speaks out for democratic change and a hopeless romantic
who just wants to find true love...but is forbidden from trying.
The film will be an authentic look at the young men and women
in Saudi Arabia. Through their honest and passionate portraits we
will live their dreams and experience the formidable hurdles to
change a country steeped deeply in strict Islamic beliefs and ancient