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Each year, RadioWest sits down for in-depth conversations with filmmakers and producers during the Sundance Film Festival. Just like the festival, the RadioWest team has eclectic taste. We hope you enjoy the diversity of topics as much as we do.

Sundance 2020: 'Assassins'

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On Feb. 13, 2017, as he was walking through Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport, two young women approached North Korean royal family member Kim Jong-nam, smearing what proved to be VX nerve agent on his face. Within an hour, he was dead.

The two female assassins, both in their 20s, one Vietnamese, the other Indonesian, were arrested shortly after the attack and imprisioned for murder. Filmmaker Ryan White’s documentary Assassins examines all angles of this bizarre story, asking the question: “Are the women ruthless assassins or political pawns in a twisted game?”

GUESTS 

  • Ryan White, documentary filmmaker  
  • Hadi Azmi, Malaysain-based journalist

CORRECTION: In an earlier version of this show, host Doug Fabrizio incorrectly stated that the Kuala Lumpur International Airport is in Indonesia. It is in Malaysia. 

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.