(as themselves) Jamal Khashoggi, Mohammad Bin Salman, Hatice Cengiz, Omar Abdulaziz, Fahrettin Altun, John O. Brennan, Anthony J. Ferrante, Abdulhamit Gul, David Ignatius, Wadah Khanfar, Turan Kislacki, Fatih Oke, John Scott-Railton
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Bryan Fogel (Icarus), director, writer, producer; Mark Monroe (Racing Extinction), writer, producer; Jake Swantko (Dates for Coffee), producer, cinematographer; Thor Halvorssen (The Sugar Babies), producer; Adam Peters (The Man Whose Mind Exploded), composer; Scott D. Hanson (Don’t Let Go), James Leche (Harmontown), Wyatt Rogowski (Sweet Micky for President) and Avner Shiloah (Opening Night), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In October 2018, Jamal Khashoggi – a Washington Post journalist and fierce critic of both Saudi Arabia and its Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman – enters the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, only to never come out. His fiancé Hatice Cengiz and close friend Omar Abdulaziz, along with other dissidents around the world, are left to put the pieces together and discover why Khashoggi was murdered, uncovering a global cover-up perpetrated by the Saudi government…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The shocking murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi forms the basis for this eye-opening documentary about the larger conspiracy surrounding his death, and the all-important fight for freedom of speech.
WHEN’S IT OUT?
WHERE CAN I FIND IT?
The Dissident will have its UK Premiere online at the Glasgow Film Festival on 6 March, and its Irish Premiere online at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival on 13 March.