The Dissident - Movie Synopsis & Plot
THE DISSIDENT, from Academy Award-winning director Bryan Fogel (Icarus) is a documentary thriller that plays out at the highest levels of power as it exposes the labyrinth of deceit behind Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul. Offering a wealth of never-before-seen footage and unprecedented access to those closest to the story—including Khashoggi’s fiancé Hatice Cengiz, Turkish police and prosecutors, and the young Saudi dissident Khashoggi was working with—THE DISSIDENT is a story of money, tyranny and technology run amok. Every bit of evidence points directly at Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has stopped at nothing to suppress the story around the world. At the film's core is Khashoggi himself, a principled reformer who sought to create a more just and open society in his Saudi homeland. A powerful, frightening look at an international coverup, THE DISSIDENT illustrates that in today’s world, no one who goes against powerful forces is truly safe.
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