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The Dissident (Jamal Khashoggi documentary)

  • 14-01-2021 6:49pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 163 ✭✭ Alerium


    Hey

    Has anyone seen this documentary/movie and if so where did you watch it?

    Link here for anyone wondering:
    https://thedissident.com/

    Thanks


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    yes have heard about it.

    haven't seen it.

    did watch "Kingdom of Silence" a while ago - it was ... ok - pretty standard fare.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9561478/

    the page you linked shows what sites are showing it on the homepage - seems like it's 20 dollars to "rent"

    of course you could go to "alternative sources"


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    of course it's a story in itself how the piece has not been picked up by any major streaming platform for general (non-specific high rental charge) distribution

    those medieval inbred Saudi "Royals" have gotten their way so far


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,915 ✭✭✭ emo72


    I'll go out of my way to watch this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,034 ✭✭✭ babybuilder


    In looking forward to seeing this. Closely related to this is Coup 53. It details the CIA and British government overthrow of the Iranian government in 1953 . I haven't seen either and I can't find any platform showing the latter documentary. Any information would be welcome.


  • Registered Users Posts: 163 ✭✭ Alerium


    glasso wrote: »
    of course it's a story in itself how the piece has not been picked up by any major streaming platform for general (non-specific high rental charge) distribution

    those medieval inbred Saudi "Royals" have gotten their way so far

    Bryan Fogel, who is the director (won an Academy Award for Icarus) said Netflix and Prime wouldn’t touch it because they’re afraid of losing subscribers - fairly sad in my opinion.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 163 ✭✭ Alerium


    glasso wrote: »
    yes have heard about it.

    haven't seen it.

    did watch "Kingdom of Silence" a while ago - it was ... ok - pretty standard fare.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9561478/

    the page you linked shows what sites are showing it on the homepage - seems like it's 20 dollars to "rent"

    of course you could go to "alternative sources"

    I think the $20 rental fee is over the top. I’m also afraid if i pay it, I’ll get some geographical block as we don’t really use those platforms here in Ireland. I couldn’t find it on any alternative sources as it’s fairly new and relatively unknown.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,665 ✭✭✭✭ Purple Mountain


    glasso wrote: »

    did watch "Kingdom of Silence" a while ago .

    Where can this be viewed?

    To thine own self be true



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Where can this be viewed?

    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,034 ✭✭✭ babybuilder


    glasso wrote: »
    Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum

    A Less cryptic clue please


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    pirate.jpg


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  • Registered Users Posts: 818 ✭✭✭ Captain Red Beard


    A buccaneer on a beach? Buccaneer beach?


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    A buccaneer on a beach? Buccaneer beach?

    You of all people would know Captain Red Beard.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,562 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    Very harrowing.

    I'd heard reference of the transcripts before but never read the actual details - gruesome.

    I don't really understand the logic that no streaming site picked it up, it's available as a premium download on Prime / Apple TV (and others) - what's the difference, just because they charge, the Saudi's won't get pissed off!?


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I've now seen both Kingdom of Silence and The Dissident.

    Arr.

    Tbh if you followed the story closely and know about Saudia Arabia you won't learn anything new really

    Both were similar in a way except The Dissident had a lot of focus on a young guy called Omar in exile in Canada who was a recent collaborator with JK. Which is ok but I thought that too much of the piece revolved around him. He's not particularly interesting.

    I'm guessing that the reason that The Dissident is getting more play in the media than Kingdom of Silence is mainly down to the story being made about it not being on Netflix etc and the fact that it's the same guy who did the Russia sport doping docu.


  • Registered Users Posts: 163 ✭✭ Alerium


    glasso wrote: »
    I've now seen both Kingdom of Silence and The Dissident.

    Arr.

    Tbh if you followed the story closely and know about Saudia Arabia you won't learn anything new really

    Both were similar in a way except The Dissident had a lot of focus on a young guy called Omar in exile in Canada who was a recent collaborator with JK. Which is ok but I thought that too much of the piece revolved around him. He's not particularly interesting.

    I'm guessing that the reason that The Dissident is getting more play in the media than Kingdom of Silence is mainly down to the story being made about it not being on Netflix etc and the fact that it's the same guy who did the Russia sport doping docu.

    Where did you watch then may i ask, what platform? Also how much is each in euro? Thanks


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Kingdom of Silence is on Showtime (free trials in the US) and Amazon.com (rental fee not prime) but not on European Amazon

    The Dissident has links from its homepage - also on Amazon.com (rental)

    Not surprising that Amazon is showing them, considering Mr Bone Saw was the one who sent the malware to Bezos to hack his phone and then sent the compromising pics to The National Enquirer

    Neither doc is worth $20 each to watch imo


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    they're talking about it now on Today FM


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    A Less cryptic clue please


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    Sailboats-Bay-of-Mustique-Saint-Vincent-and.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 56,371 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Depp Sea


    Oh the Deep Sea.


  • Registered Users Posts: 818 ✭✭✭ Captain Red Beard


    Depp Sea


    Oh the Deep Sea.

    No no no.

    Depp boats

    The boat

    Das Boot

    obviously.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 27,941 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    On amazon prime, it is well worth a watch


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