POST INTERVIEW: ‘The Dissident’ director Bryan Fogel

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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:

Patrons, listen to our review of ‘The Dissident’ at

POST MOVIE REVIEW: The Dissident (2020)






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I know you’ve mentioned you haven’t received a lot of feedback on this, but I definitely listened to this, along with your review of The Dissident. Not a movie I had heard of before it was brought up here, so it was interested to hear about it and how successful it was at getting its messages across. I bet it was really nice to be able to talk to the director as well. Not anyone can say they spoke to the director of a major movie they just saw, particularly an Oscar winner. In the past I was able to talk to some directors of smaller movies after screenings, a couple of whom were Kickstarted.

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