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The Dissident (M)

The Dissident movie poster

From the Academy Award-winning director of Icarus, Bryan Fogel, comes the untold story of the murder that shook the world.

Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was critical of his beloved Saudi Arabia and of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s policies. On October 2, 2018, Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul and never came out. His fiancée 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 perpetrated by the very country he loved.

With exclusive access to the Turkish government’s evidence; to Khashoggi’s fiancée, Hatice Cengiz; and to 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 that will continue to rock the world long after the headlines have faded away.

Chillingly powerful and heartbreakingly candid, The Dissident is an intimate portrait of a man who sacrificed everything for freedom of speech. With this cogent film, Fogel joins a cadre of dreamers across the globe who refuse to squelch the life’s work of an intrepid rebel, who, even after death, is defying those who sought to silence him forever.

Cast: Jamal Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz

Director: Bryan Fogel

★★★★½ "a remarkable documentary...This hugely informative, superbly assembled documentary is designed to anger the viewer – and it does" - DAVID STRATTON

★★★★½ "an astonishing piece of work, both fearless and artful " - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

★★★★ "it is, in the defiant spirit of Khashoggi himself, utterly merciless in its critique of a brutal Saudi regime" - TIMES UK

★★★★ "a horrible story of state-sponsored violence from arrogant bullies who calculated - rightly - that they would get away with it." - GUARDIAN

Sessions

Starts from Thursday, 20 May 2021. Session times to be announced.

Ticket Prices

  • 2D screenings:
    Adults $13 • Members $11 • Children (aged 3 to 12) $10
  • 3D screenings:
    All tickets $13 or $45 for family of four (max two adults, children aged 3 to 12)
  • NT Live:
    Adults $25 • Seniors $23 • Full-time students/children $15 • Student groups (10+) $12 each
  • MET Opera:
    Adults $28 • Seniors $23

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