Join One World Arts on June 7, 2017 at 6:30PM at the ByTowne Cinema (325 Rideau St.) in Ottawa for a special one-night-only screening of TICKLING GIANTS – a timely, funny, outstanding and must-see documentary following the story of Egyptian comedian, political satirist, and TV show host Bassem Youssef – and a post-film talk with special guests.
As protests over the president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, turned bloody in 2011, Bassem Youssef, a surgeon, sought to aid the injured. What he saw on Cairo’s streets was different than what was being discussed on television, so with the help of a friend he made an internet show that later became a network program. That program, “The Show” [Al Bernameg], poked fun at current events and politicians and became immensely popular. … “This show is about holding authority accountable,” Mr. Youssef says. It’s a brave stance in the face of oppression, and a worrisome one, too, knowing the threats he has encountered. This first-rate documentary generates similar mixed feelings at a time when freedoms seem to be threatened everywhere. After watching, you come away feeling more proud of those freedoms, and more concerned for their future. – Ken Jaworowski, The New York Times
All tickets are $12.00 and proceeds of the event will go to support One World Arts in delivering the 28th annual One World Film Festival, Ottawa’s longest running documentary film festival.
Members of the media are invited attend free of charge. Media inquiries can be directed to media[at]oneworldarts[dot]ca.
For more information on the film, watch the trailer below and visit: ticklinggiants.com