Directed by Sara Taksler
August 21, 2019
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.