Independence for former colonies, coups and conflicts. The first in a three-part series on how the Arab world was transformed during the 1960s.
The 1960s were a decade of change that greatly affected the Arab world.
This first 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 in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War.
Stories of the shifting sands of the 60s are told by many who were there, including former government ministers, broadcasters, activists and writers.
They recall a decade whose end was profoundly different from its beginning, where loyalties shifted and old beliefs were questioned. Later episodes depict the culture and society of this transformative decade.
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