When Bryan Fogel set out to make a documentary film about doping in cycling, he never figured he’d wind up in a global controversy. But that’s what happened. He met and befriended a talented Russian anti-doping scientist, Grigory Rodchenkov. Rodchenkov had actually been helping Russian athletes beat Olympic doping tests, at the behest of Vladimir Putin. Fogel’s film documents the unraveling of this conspiracy and the scientist-turned-whistleblower at its center. It’s called ICARUS, and Fogel joins us Monday to talk about it.
On Wednesday, October 11, RadioWest and the Utah Film Center will present a free screening of Icarus as part of our Through the Lens series. It's at 7:00 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and director Bryan Fogel will join us for a Q-and-A immediately after the screening. You can get more information, and invite your friends, through our Facebook event.