Hernando de Soto’s exploration of the 2010 Arab Spring uprisings

This one-hour documentary, hosted by Hernando de Soto, is an eye-opening exploration of the volatile economic conditions that led to the 2010 Arab Spring uprisings. We start at Ground Zero for Arab Spring, the humiliation and suicide of Mohammed Bouazizi, a small Tunisian vendor. Through the words of his family and friends, as well as stories of small business people across the region, the show demonstrates that the Arab Spring and today’s continuing turmoil are less about politics or religion than economics and exclusion. Byzantine laws and corruption have obliterated any chance for prosperity.

Client: Free to Choose Media for PBS

Category: Television, Documentary