The Washington Post today released a documentary chronicling the events surrounding the killing of Post Columnist Jamal Khashoggi. “The Assassination of Jamal Khashoggi” examines Khashoggi’s writings, his murder inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and the Trump administration’s response.
“Being at The Post, we have access to some of the key voices in Jamal’s story and wanted to build on the reporting and opinions coverage to further shed light on what we know about the events surrounding his death,” said Micah Gelman, director of video at The Washington Post. “The documentary gives an intimate and comprehensive account of how the murder of one journalist has had reverberations around the world.”
The 24-minute documentary depicts a gruesome murder of a well-known Saudi journalist and how far powerful people would go to silence dissent. The film features interviews with Washington Post Publisher and CEO Fred Ryan, Khashoggi’s editor Karen Attiah, Post journalists who reported the emerging details, and friends of Khashoggi in Turkey.
Also featured on the documentary’s online page is a full timeline of events providing additional context of how the story developed over the course of six months.
“The Assassination of Jamal Khashoggi” can be viewed on The Post’s website, YouTube and Amazon Prime Video.