FRONTILINE: The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia On October 2, 2018, Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. He never walked out. Within a matter of days, it was revealed that he had been murdered and dismembered by a 15-person Saudi hit squad. What role did Saudi Arabia's new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), play in orchestrating the murder that shocked the world? And who is this young and powerful member of the Saud dynasty -- portrayed as a modernizer with the firm support of President Donald Trump?
One year after Khashoggi's killing, The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia investigates MBS's ties to the murder, his relationship with the U.S., his handling of dissent, and his vision for the future of Saudi Arabia. Drawing on dozens of interviews with key Saudi officials, dissidents, activists, intelligence community insiders, journalists, and MBS himself, the documentary paints a comprehensive portrait of how MBS came to power, how he governs, and the events surrounding Khashoggi's murder. The film also includes never-before seen FRONTLINE interview footage with Khashoggi himself that sheds new light on his transformation from supporter to critic of MBS. Offering powerful insights into the relationship between MBS and the West --including the Trump administration, this documentary is a gripping and riveting look at his ascent.
Producer: Linda Hirsch, Sara Obeidat, Martin Smith
Executive Producer: Raney Aronson-Rath, David Fanning
Production Year: 2019
Copyright Year: 2019
Host: Martin Smith
Writers: Martin Smith, Linda Hirsch
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen