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On October 2, 2018, the Saudi Arabian Washington Post journalist and activist Jamal Khashoggi went into the consulate of his home country in Istanbul, to sign a document allowing him to marry his Turkish fiancée Hatice Cengiz. He never left the building. Instead, he was brutally murdered and dismembered by what was allegedly a liquidation team sent by Saudi Arabian Prince Muhammad bin Salman.
It sounds like an action thriller you'll find on Netflix, but Academy Award winner Bryan Fogel's (Icarus, 2017) documentary is an eerie and detailed account of the brutally real murder of a troublesome regime critic. Through a variety of sources, Fogel unravels a conspiracy on a scale that is hard to fathom, involving one of the rising political stars of the Arab world. The sources include Oslo-based activist Lyal-el Baghdadi, who lives in hiding in Norway for fear of reprisals. This is a shocking, truly explosive story.
Bryan Fogel is an American film director and a human rights activist, best known for his Academy Award winning documentary Icarus. When working on the film, Fogel found enough evidence of doping to help the International Olympic Committee ban Russia from the Winter Olympics of 2018. Fogel did also help produce and write the comedy film Jewtopia (2012).
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Director Bryan Fogel
Screenplay Mark Monroe, Bryan Fogel
Cinematography Jake Swantko
Producer Bryan Fogel, Jake Swantko, Thor Halvorssen
Production Company Orwell Productions, Diamond Docs, Human Rights Foundation
Distribution Another World Entertainment
Runtime 1h 59m
Language English, Arabic
Age limit 15