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Director Bryan Fogel On His New Film ‘The Dissident’ And What Draws Him To Documentaries

Jamal Khashoggi, right, in the Bryan Fogel documentary “The Dissident.
Jamal Khashoggi, right, in the Bryan Fogel documentary “The Dissident."
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The documentary “The Dissident” pieces together the details surrounding the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared in Istanbul in 2018. Bryan Fogel directed the film. He also directed the 2017 documentary Icarus, which explored an international doping scandal and won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. KPCC’s John Horn talked with Fogel at the Sundance Film Festival early last year, where they discussed what draws him to the documentary medium, why whistleblowers are at the center of both films and more.


Bryan Fogel, director of the new documentary “The Dissident;” he tweets @bryanfogel