Exposing terrifying insights into an international cover-up, THE DISSIDENT makes it clear that anyone who takes up with the rich and powerful in today’s world can no longer be assured of staying alive.
The film reveals comprehensive, unpublished video footage as well as interviews with those who were close to the Khashoggi case, including his fiancée Hatice Cengiz, Turkish police officers and state prosecutors and the Saudi dissident that Khashoggi worked with. All roads lead directly to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who attempted to cover up the events on an international scale. But in the center is Khashoggi himself, an ambitious reformer, who campaigned for a fairer and more open society in his Saudi homeland.
THE DISSIDENT is a documentary thriller that penetrates deep into the upper echelons of power and exposes the spread of greed, tyranny and technology.