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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'

Courtesy of Sundance Institute

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?”


  • 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.