TICKLING GIANTS

Directed by Sara Taksler

DIRECTOR

SARA TAKSLER

COUNTRY

USA, EGYPT

RUNNING TIME

111 mins

YEAR

2016

LANGUAGE

ENGLISH, ARABIC WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

ABOUT THE FILM

When Doctor Bassam Youssef turns to humour and satire to awaken the Egyptian people to true freedom of speech, he shows them an alternative to bloodshed as a tool for revolution. Through his television series, he becomes acclaimed as Egypt’s Jon Stewart, critiquing the increasing absurdity in the behaviours of the so-called democratic governments following Hosni Moubarak’s fall. Likewise, to create that same awareness in an international audience,Tickling Giants uses that humour but with a feather light touch. The message of hope, as always, lies in collaborative and inventive spirits, this time behind his tv show and Taksler’s film.

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