Independence for former colonies, coups and battle. The primary in a three-part collection on how the Arab World was reworked throughout the Sixties.
The Sixties was a decade of change that vastly impacted the Arab world.
This primary of three episodes follows the politics of the time: The rise of Arab nationalism, the newfound independence of former French colonies, and the defeat of Arab armies within the 1967 Arab-Israeli Warfare.
The tales of the shifting sands of the 60s are informed by many who had been there, together with former authorities ministers, broadcasters, activists and writers.
They recall a decade whose finish was profoundly totally different from the start, the place loyalties shifted and previous certainties had been challenged. Later episodes chart the tradition and society of this transformative decade.