This morning I was watching a youtube video I saw something very interesting. As I am not one of their subscribers I have to watch videos with ads. Now for the most part those of us that have to sit through them just tend to stare at the countdown button until we can skip it.
But for once I didn't, I saw something that I was really interested in. It was an advertisement for an upcoming documentary film. This film is called "The Dissident".
It's about the 2018 murder of Jamal Khashoggi under the order of the king of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman. A watched the entire movie trailer and even followed the link to the website and watched it again. The critics who viewed the movie in select screening all seemed to love it.
As I was reading about this, apparently Netflix and Amazon Prime both refused to host the movie on their streaming services possibly for fear of upsetting the Saudi Royals. While I am far from a journalist I am an author and given have prominent democracy is in my books I find the idea of murdering someone with whom you disagree deplorable.
Thus I felt it was my duty to inform my readers about the existence of this movie and to encourage them all to watch it on Apple TV or video on demand when it becomes available early next month. Although I haven't yet seen it I will be watching it as soon as I can and I will be posting a review of it both on my website and on Goodreads.com.
I've posted the official trailer here, hopefully, the film is seen by as many people as possible.