The ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival was held in Zagreb last week. We watched some political documentaries in his very interesting show.
One of them is Dissident, a film about the tragic murder of Saudi-American journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Local audiences can watch the film at the Tuškanac open-air cinema on Thursday. Before the film was screened, a video message from director Bryan Fogel to the Croatian audience was played.
Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018. Investigations by Turkey, the Central Intelligence Agency, other US intelligence agencies, and special rapporteurs of the United Nations Human Rights Council confirmed that he was killed by Saudi agents with the cooperation of the Saudi consulate and consulate staff.
They all concluded more or less publicly that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew or approved this execution of the butcher. A US intelligence report released in February this year clearly concluded that the kidnapping and assassination were personally ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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Brian Fogel is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and human rights activist who is best known for this film. Icar Starting in 2017, it exposed the systemic doping of Russian Olympians, and a year later it also won the Oscar for best documentary.
his DissidentWon the Best Documentary Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. On the one hand, it is a high-budget, exquisite and intense thriller documentary. Its production and effects will not even be ashamed of Hollywood blockbusters, but on the other hand, as the announcement concluded Like that. Zagreb Doxa, An intimate portrait of a man who sacrificed everything for freedom of speech.
This is the story of a Washington Post columnist, reporter, and editor. He was once an insider in the Saudi establishment, but had to flee his hometown to the United States when he became too outspoken in 2017. About a 60-year-old man from across the ocean entered the consulate of his home country and realized that he was being manipulated by the Saudi royal family for criticizing her, but he firmly believed that nothing could happen to him. In that case, even if he wanted to kill him, he would not dare to be among Turkey.
He asked for an official document to marry his Turkish fiancée Hatice Cengiz, who had been waiting for him, but he left a mobile phone and instructed if he did not leave the building, please call Turkish President Recep · Advisor to Recep Tayyip Erdogan. And he never came out.
However, the Saudi consul and 15 Saudi agents and officials (two of whom hold diplomatic passports) arrived in Istanbul on two private jets, carrying narcotics, bone saws and all other supplies, and did not know that Turkish intelligence services were tapping the consulate. Therefore, everything that happened after Khashoggi stepped into the consulate building was recorded.
Their arrangement was recorded “a few minutes before the entrance of the sacrificial animal known as Khashoggi, dismembering and transporting his carcass into pieces. This was the responsibility of forensic expert and Saudi Army Colonel Salah Mohammed Tubaigy, who allowed the shooting to talk about how to remove The body is hung on the butcher’s hook to make it easier to chop.
Fogel received the audio recordings provided by the Turkish authorities for the filming, that is, their audio transcripts. With their help, they interviewed Turkish investigators and officials, detailing the situation of Khashoggi’s liquidation, but also proved No one but Prince Mohammed can support it.
The Saudi agent rushed into the office upstairs where Khashoggi was with Consul Mohammad al-Otaibi. After a brief conversation and forcing him to send a message to his son, he suppressed him and put a plastic bag around his head. Died him.
Khashoggi choked for seven and a half minutes. Then they began to chop his body with a saw and put these parts in a bag. One of the executioners even stated that he would take his fingers to Riyadh in order to use his fingerprints to confirm that the real person was killed. Later, his dismembered body was transported to the consular residence, where it was cremated in a Tandoori furnace. Turkish investigators learned that the consulate ordered dozens of kilograms of meat to be roasted in the same oven, thereby covering up the smell of burnt bodies.