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On October 2, 2018,
journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated
inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.
Those facts have never been fully clarified.
But the documentary
since March 19) aspires to do so with
exclusive images and interviews
with people related to Khashoggi.
And it focuses on a country, Saudi Arabia, with an
absolute monarchy accused
of being behind this crime and espionage on a world scale.
AN UNCLAIMED DEATH
On that fateful day in 2018,
went to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul (Turkey) to arrange some papers regarding his future wedding with
, his fiancée.
As the hours passed, the
journalist and columnist for The Washington Post
did not leave that room and his girlfriend gave the alarm signal.
The investigation carried out by the Turkish police alerted to signs indicating that Khashoggi - whose remains have never been found -
was tortured, killed and cut to pieces
Mohamed bin Salman
, crown prince of Saudi Arabia, would be behind the events.
As stated in the documentary, that
death was hidden and rejected
for several days by those responsible for the consulate.
But, as can be seen in the
that appear in
, something happened there.
Stains, furniture movements and other details confirm that a crime was committed.
Hatice Cengiz was the fiancée of the murdered journalist.
also you are seen
transcripts of audio recording of the crime
of Jamal Khashoggi.
In them there are phrases uttered by
members of a commando
made up of men chosen from among Mohamed bin Salman's guard and senior members of the security forces that leave no room for doubt.
Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death
for the 'Khashoggi case'.
Very few details have transpired from that process.
A few weeks ago, the administration led by Joe Biden, US President, declassified documents that prove Mohamed bin Salman's involvement in the crime.
A BRAVE JOURNALIST
Jamal Khashoggi was
Jamal Khashoggi was
born in Saudi Arabia and
was assassinated at the age of 59
As the documentary directed by
(winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary in 2018 for
, the protagonist of
did not flee his country until a year before being assassinated.
information, very critical of the Saudi monarchy
, was not well received by the leaders of that kingdom.
The documentary shows images of Jamal Khashoggi with his fiancée.
Throughout his career, the Saudi had developed his journalistic work in media in his native country and came to collaborate closely with the Saudi royal family itself.
He also did it in foreign media in which he participated with opinion columns, reports and various television appearances.
The Washington Post, AlJazeera or BBC
His work carried out during the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union or, more recently, on the Arab Spring, led him to be considered one of the
in the Arab world.
With 1.7 million followers on Twitter, Jamal had become
an uncomfortable voice for power.
NEVER BEFORE SEEN IMAGES
, both democracy and freedom of the press appear in danger.
who worked close to the assassinated
and activists highly critical
of the Saudi regime show their faces.
There is talk of the extortion methods allegedly used, pressure exerted on family members, cyber espionage (at this point Jeff Bezos, owner of Amazon appears) and even how
Khassoggi went from being an ally to becoming a dissident
'The dissident' graphically explains how to manipulate social networks.
Also noteworthy is the
participation of Hatice Cengiz, girlfriend of the late
journalist, who has always struggled to clarify the facts.
She tells how she lived her death, but also how happy they were during the time they were together.
A WORK SURROUNDED BY POLEMIC
The pace of the documentary is
frenetic, it is very educational and includes numerous graphics and statements
that explain the darkest areas of the 'Khassogui case', including the espionage exercised on him and other journalists.
With this, it
is possible to shed light
on the murder and, incidentally, clarify what is the current economic and political panorama in Saudi Arabia.
role that governments and social networks play
with respect to the dissemination of information contrary to power
is also valued
Whether these are true or
As the director himself has acknowledged, the documentary
problems finding distribution in the US
For eight months, the big platforms raised their discomfort with such a controversial issue.
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