Screening of Tickling Giants and panel discussion on political satire and new media

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 4:30pm
Davies Auditorium, Becton Center (DAVIES) See map
15 Prospect Street
New Haven 06511
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Please join us on Friday, March 31st in the Davies Auditorium (Becton Center) for a showing of Tickling Giants. The screening in sponsored by The Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement and Humanitarian Responses with the MacMillan Center.

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.

Watch the trailer: