John Pollock & Wai Ting are joined by Academy Award-winning director Bryan Fogel (Icarus) to discuss ‘The Dissident’, his 2020 documentary about the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia’s attempts to silence international dissent.
Bryan speaks about how the success of Icarus led him to this daunting project; the importance of earning the trust of Khashoggi’s fiancée, Hetice Cengiz in its production; his thinking process behind the film’s minimalist portrayal of the chilling, unreleased audio transcript of Khashoggi’s murder; his struggles in finding a streaming service platform to support the film; and whether or not he has concerns for his own safety following its release.
You can rent or purchase ‘The Dissident’ on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video and other VOD services. For more information: https://thedissident.com/
Patrons, listen to our review of ‘The Dissident’ at postwrestlingcafe.com