Showtime released the new documentary Kingdom of Silence for free online – on YouTube and SHO.com, two years to the date of the controversial murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The film is directed by Oscar(R) nominated and Emmy winning filmmaker Rick Rowley (16 Shots, Dirty Wars). Oscar and Emmy award winning director Alex Gibney (Enemies: The President, Justice and the FBI) executive produces in collaboration with Emmy and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright (The Looming Tower). Kingdom of Silence officially premiere on air on Friday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
With the killing of Khashoggi as a launching point, Kingdom of Silence explores the history between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia in the decades leading up to today’s troubling interactions between the Trump administration and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In the process, the film shines new light on Khashoggi’s remarkable journey – from the battlefields of Afghanistan to the halls of power in Riyadh and Washington, from the Arab Spring to the rise of Saudi Arabia’s new Crown Prince.