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John Pollock and Wai Ting review The Dissident, a 2020 documentary by Academy Award-winning director Bryan Fogel (Icarus) about the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia’s attempts to silence international dissent.
They discuss the many revelations uncovered by the film including: the role cyber-warfare played in Khashoggi’s killing; a thorough look at Khashoggi’s history and his long-running ties to the Saudi Royal Family and MBS; the shocking evidence surrounding his brutal death; and the controversy surrounding the film’s lack of streaming distribution.
Look for our exclusive interview with director Bryan Fogel this Tuesday on the main POST feed. If you have a question you’d like to suggest, leave it in the comments below.
Synopsis from Google:
When Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappears after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, his fiancée and dissidents around the world are left to piece together the clues to a brutal murder and expose a global cover-up perpetrated by the very country he loved.
You can rent/purchase The Dissident on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video and everywhere On Demand.
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