TICKLING GIANTS

(USA, Language: Arabic, English. Subtitle: English. Year: 2016 Genre: Documentary. Length: 111 min.)

Director: Sara Tkasler

Synopsis:
The Arab Spring in Egypt: From a dictator to free elections, back to a dictatorship. One comedy show united the country and tested the limits of free press. This is the story of Bassem Youssef, a cardiologist turned comedian, the Jon Stewart of Egypt, and his show “The Show”

About the Director:
A Senior Producer at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah since 2005. Taksler directed and produced the feature documentary, “TWISTED: A Balloonamentary”, a hilarious and heartwarming look at the world’s premier balloon-twisting convention. Taksler’s latest documentary, “Tickling Giants”, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

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