The government of Bahrain is denying entry to all but a few journalists and human rights defenders, so filmmaker Jen Marlowe had to enter the country under false pretenses and film clandestinely, before being deported by the Bahraini regime. The result is a one hour documentary film cut from guerrilla style footage shot with a small, hand held camera, capturing the most intimate, in depth portrayal of the Bahraini government’s violent repression of Bahrain’s Arab Spring to date. []

Witness Bahrain is an authentic account of how Bahraini medics and others have tried to cope in the aftermath of the government crackdown that began in 2011. It shows the day to day, night to night reality of what it’s like to live under repressive regime, and the courage of those who show defiance”, says Brian Dooley of Human Rights First