Thriller Dox

The Dissident

Bryan Fogel
Screening time  
17.06. / Thursday, 21:30 - 23:30 Tuškanac summer stage Ticket

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. 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, Fogel unearths hidden secrets in this real-life international thriller that will continue to rock the world long after the headlines have faded away. The Dissident is an intimate portrait of a man who sacrificed everything for freedom of speech. 


Bryan Fogel

Bryan Fogel is an American film director, producer, author, playwright, speaker and human rights activist, best known for the 2017 documentary Icarus, which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. He began his career pursuing stand-up comedy and acting. He was awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalism and was nominated for a BAFTA Award, three Emmys, and the DGA Award for Best Direction. He developed, co-wrote, and starred in the Off-Broadway comedy Jewtopia (2003) and directed the feature film adaptation in 2012.

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The Dissident

2020, 119'

Directed by:
Bryan Fogel

Screenplay by:
Mark Monroe, Bryan Fogel

Jake Swantko

Edited by:
James Leche, Wyatt Rogowski, Avner Shiloah, Scott Hanson, John Stobaugh

Adam Peters

Bryan Fogel, Jake Swantko, Mark Monroe, Thor Halvorssen

Festivals & Awards:

Writers Guild of America 2021 – WGA Award Best Documentary Screenplay
Dublin Film Critics Special Jury Prize
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2021 – KCFCC Award Best Documentary
Nevada Film Critics Society 2021 – NFCS Award Best Docu
Sundance Film Festival 2021
BAFTA Awards 2021 – Nominee
American Cinema Editors 2021 – Nominee
CPH:DOX 2020
Stockholm Film Festival 2020
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2021 – Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Awards 2021 – Nominee
Georgia Film Critics Association 2021 – Nominee
Iowa Film Critics Awards 2021 – Nominee
Satellite Awards 2021 Nominee


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