7:30 PM, 29th July, 2021
On October 2, 2018, Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul and never came out. His fiancée and dissidents around the world are left to piece together clues to his brutal murder – and in their dogged quest for truth, they expose a global cover-up perpetrated by Khashoggi’s own beloved country.
With exclusive access to the Turkish government’s evidence, Khashoggi’s fiancée, and more crucial players, Oscar-winning filmmaker Bryan Fogel (Icarus) tells an infuriating story in this thrilling, cinematic documentary that you would be forgiven for mistaking for a globe-trotting spy film.
Chillingly powerful and heartbreakingly candid, The Dissident is an intimate portrait of a man who sacrificed everything for freedom of speech – and who, even after death, is defying those who sought to silence him forever.