'The Path to Rabaa' to air on Sky News Arabia

Investigative documentary highlights 2013 Rabaa sit-in of Muslim Brotherhood supporters
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As part of its ongoing investigative documentary series, Sky News Arabia is set to air a new film entitled ‘The Path to Rabaa’ on August 12th at 10pm UAE time.

The documentary showcases the events that took place during the sit-in of the Muslim Brotherhood’s supporters in Cairo’s Rabaa Al-Adawiyya square, which lasted from June 28th to August 14th, 2013. The sit-in was eventually broken up after the leaders refused to reach a settlement with the transitional government.

The film will objectively discuss the religious rhetoric that was predominant among participants of the protest. It will also analyse various aspects of the Rabaa sit-in by examining people’s accounts and spotlighting what transpired between the fundamentalist leaders. It contains sensitive speeches delivered at the square, which eventually led to violent protests and a number of casualties.

Set to explore events and issues that drive changes in the Arab world, Sky News Arabia’s investigative documentary series air one thought-provoking episode every month. These hour-long films document and discuss relevant issues that are instrumental in changing the political, economic and social landscape of the Arab societies.

The network launched its documentary series with the first feature entitled ‘Uncovering the Secrets: Marriage at Times of War’, which discussed the dilemmas of Syrian female refugees. The second film ‘Death Boats: The Migration Dream and the Smuggling Nightmare’ dealt with the migrant crisis in the Middle East and Levant, while the third one ‘Al-Azhar Mosque: A Citizen, an Imam, and a Sultan’ spotlighted the famous Al-Azhar Institution and its moderate approach to Islam.

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