Kingdom of Silence

Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary

News and Documentary Emmys®


The Peabody Award® finalist and political thriller examining the complex relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia, and how the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi amplified entanglements between the two countries. The film, executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (ENEMIES: THE PRESIDENT, JUSTICE & THE FBI, Citizen K) and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright (The Looming Tower), 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.

For Your Consideration

Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary

Executive Producers: Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, Vinnie Malhotra
Produced by: Samuel Black, Trevor Davidoski

Best Documentary

Outstanding Research: Documentary

Outstanding Direction: Documentary

Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary

Outstanding Sound


“But the film’s primary virtue is in presenting many friends and colleagues of Khashoggi who illuminate his ideals, ventures and personal relationships — which is useful…”

– New York Times

4/4 Stars

– Chicago Sun-Times