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What Is Or Isn't Still Relevant Today About This Film?
Four longtime observers of Saudi Arabia and the Arab world talk about what has changed over the past quarter century for Saudi women and compare the situation in Saudi to that of women in other Arab countries. Commenting here are: Mona Eltahawy, columnist for Asharq Al Awsat; Isobel Coleman of the Council on Foreign Relations; former U.S. Ambassador to the Middle East Edward S. Walker Jr.; and Saudi scholar and activist Ali Al-Ahmed.

 

Examining the Outcry and Protests in 1980
Why did the film stir such feelings and controversy in Saudi Arabia, Britain and the U.S.? Commenting here are: Isobel Coleman of the Council on Foreign Relations; Mona Eltahawy, columnist for Asharq Al Awsat; Saudi scholar and activist Ali Al-Ahmed; and former U.S. Ambassador to the Middle East Edward S. Walker Jr.

 

The Press Reaction in 1980
Editorials and opinion pieces from The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, The Economist and The New York Times

 

The 'Death of a Princess' Controversy
This Harvard University-sponsored research paper was published in 1983, three years after the film's broadcast. Its authors examine how the furor over "Princess" illuminated the world's growing economic interdependence as well as the impact of new media and information technologies on global culture and politics. This excerpt from the paper provides an overview of how the "Princess" controversy played out during the weeks leading up to the film's broadcast.

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