FRONTLINE and PBS Bring ‘The Fight for Yemen’ April 7 VIDEO

TV Picks: Who are the Houthis? Why is Yemen such a hotbed of Arab in-fighting?  What does the chaos mean for the region, the U.S., and the global fight against terrorism?

Reporter Safa Al Ahmad was granted extremely rare access to the Houthis as they advanced, and in “The Fight for Yemen,” she delivers a dramatic look at the conflict as it has been building — exposing the violent feuds tearing the country apart, the rival anti-American and Al Qaeda aligned forces fighting for control and the dangerous consequences for the region and the world.

Her FRONTLINE/BBC documentary, “The Fight for Yemen,” is an unprecedented firsthand look at the violent feuds tearing the country apart, the rival anti-American and Al Qaeda aligned forces fighting for control and the dangerous consequences for the region and the world.

 

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The Fight for Yemen on PBS airs April 7.

With Yemen in chaos, a gripping report from the heart of the escalating conflict.  As recently as September, President Obama was pointing to Yemen as a model for the U.S.’s counter-terrorism strategy. But now, the country is being torn apart in a violent sectarian conflict led by an anti-American rebel movement known as the Houthis.

With the Yemeni president ousted from the capital, and Saudi Arabia leading a coalition of regional forces against the Houthis, FRONTLINE in conjunction with BBC Arabic brings this special report from inside the war zone.

Now, the country — home to one of the most powerful branches of Al Qaeda — is being torn apart in a violent sectarian conflict led by an anti-American rebel movement known as the Houthis.

 

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And it’s a feat of incredibly brave reporting. Safa’s life was at risk multiple times throughout the filming, including when she was detained for four hours by Houthi gunmen after filming this:

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