Throughout his childhood and into adulthood, Jared was obsessed with finding his Saudi father. "I had that overwhelming urge and drive... to find him, locate him, learn about him, learn about the culture. It was just an innate instinct."
Jared connected once on the phone when he was in his early twenties but his father rejected him. Now that Saudi Arabia has begun to open up to the world, Jared wants to try again.
ABC Reporter Brietta Hague and Saudi producer Essam Al-Ghalib tell the exclusive story of Jared as he travels to the Kingdom to try and track down his father. It's a dangerous, fraught and emotionally risky mission.
This is an untold story about the powerful human impulse to connect with family, against all odds, and a rare insight into the rigid rules governing this hidden Kingdom – rules about kinship, obligation and family honour.