The Society of Professional Journalists at Husson University will host a free screening of the documentary Tickling Giants on Wednesday, April 19th 7pm in Libra Lecture Hall.
In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef created 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.
Tickets to the screening are free but you can RSVP in advance HERE
For more information on the film, visit http://ticklinggiants.com