‘Tickling Giants’ Film Screening and Commentary

  • Friday, April 7, 2017 • 3:30 pm
  • Wilson Hall, Room 214
Please join us on April 7th at 3:30pm in the lobby of Wilson Hall, for a special meet and greet with Filmmaker and Senior Daily Show Producer Sara Taksler. Refreshments will be provided.
The screening of Tickling Giants will take place at 4pm in Room 214.
The screening will be followed by a special Q&A with filmmaker Sara Taksler. The event is part of the Wash U Assembly Series.
Watch the trailer: http://bit.ly/2hSoBHe
About the film:
In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef creates the satirical show, “Al Bernameg,” which quickly becomes the most viewed television program in the Middle East, with 30 million viewers per episode. But, in a country where free speech is not settled law, his show becomes as controversial as it is popular. Despite increasing danger, Bassem employs comedy, not violence, to comment on hypocrisy in media, politics, and religion. Tickling Giants follows the “Al Bernameg” team as they discover democracy is not easily won.

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