The Dissident

  • Documentary
  • 1h 59m

Opklaringen af drabet på den saudiarabiske journalist Jamal Khashoggi er toppen af isbjerget i en rystende film af Oscar-vindende instruktør.

Opklaringen af drabet på den saudiarabiske journalist Jamal Khashoggi er toppen af isbjerget i en rystende film af den Oscar-vindende instruktør Bryan Fogel.

2 oktober 2018 gik den saudiarabiske, eksilerede journalist Jamal Khashoggi ind på sit lands konsulat i Tyrkiet for at få ordnet papirerne til sit bryllup. Han kom aldrig ud igen. Opklaringen på det modbydelige, men nøje orkestrerede drab på en af landets få kritiske stemmer er imidlertid kun den tragiske begyndelse i en film, der i tegner et dystert billede af digitale troldehære, overvågning, modstand - og ikke mindst af et enestående menneske, der viede og ofrede sit liv for ytringsfriheden i Mellemøsten. Khashoggi var engang en del af inderkredsen omkring den saudiarabiske kronprins Mohammed bin Salman, men hans velunderbyggede og stadig mere kritiske artikler bragte ham i unåde. Som en international stemme med insiderviden blev han i højere og højere grad en torn i øjet på styret. Lige til det sidste. Khashoggis efterladte, hans venner og kolleger bidrager til en fortælling, der er større og mere forgrenet, end man har lyst til at forestille sig.

The investigation of the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is the tip of the iceberg in a harrowing film by the Oscar-winning director Bryan Fogel.

NB! This film only has Danish subtitles.

On 2 October 2018, the exiled Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went into his country’s consulate in Istanbul to organise the papers for his wedding. He never came out again. The investigation of the revolting but carefully orchestrated murder of one of the country’s most critical voices is only the tragic beginning of a film that paints a picture of digital troll armies, surveillance, resistance – and not least of the unique human being who dedicated and sacrificed his life to freedom of speech in the Middle East. Khashoggi was once a part of the inner circle of the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, but his well-founded and increasingly critical articles made him fall out of favour with the royal court. As an international voice with insider knowledge, he increasingly became a thorn in the side of the regime. Right until the very end. Khashoggi’s family, friends and colleagues contribute to a story that is larger and branches out in more ways than we care for.

Producer

Bryan Fogel

Producer

Jake Swantko

Producer

Mark Monroe

Producer

Thor Halvorssen

Director

Bryan Fogel

Sprog

English, Arabic

Undertekster

Danish

Land

United States

Studie

Orwell Productions