Like other Gulf states – including Qatar, currently in the spotlight due to the deaths of migrant workers preparing for the 2022 World Cup – Saudi Arabia uses a sponsorship system called kafala. This gives the sponsoring employer almost total control of the workers’ life.
The protagonist in the video – a Saudi comedian – raps “I am not afraid of my sponsor”, and goes on to say “everything you see, I do”.
Saudi Arabia has seen increased protest over the past few years, despite severe repression of dissent.
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