The Dissident

After journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, a team of dissidents exposed a global cover up.

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The Dissident

The Passionate Eye

While living in exile, Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was critical of his beloved home Saudi Arabia and of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s policies. On October 2, 2018, Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. He never came out.

In The Dissident, a documentary presented by The Passionate Eye, Khashoggi’s fiancé 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.

With exclusive access to the Turkish government’s police evidence, Khashoggi’s fiancee Hatice Cengiz and Khashoggi’s close friend and fellow Saudi insurgent Omar Abdulaziz, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bryan Fogel unearths hidden secrets in this real-life international thriller.

Chillingly powerful and heartbreakingly candid, The Dissident is an intimate portrait of a man who sacrificed everything for freedom of speech.

Watch The Dissident on The Passionate Eye.