Jun 08 2017
Tickling Giants

Tickling Giants

Presented by Park City Film at Jim Santy Auditorium

Bassem Youssef faced an unusual choice in 2011: heart surgeon or full-time satirist. The established doctor picked the unexpected path and it would make him one of the most famous men in the Arab world and earn him the nickname “the Jon Stewart of Egypt.” Charting Youssef’s rise and career as Egypt’s most famous television presenter, Tickling Giants offers a rousing celebration of free speech, showcasing the power of satire to speak for the people and against a repressive government. This story differs from the familiar American success of Stewart and Stephen Colbert: Youssef’s jokes come with serious, dangerous, at times revolutionary consequences.

Post-film discussion with John Mejia, ACLU-Utah. Admission is free.

Admission Info

Admission is free.

Phone: 4356158291

Email: director@parkcityfilmseries.com

Dates & Times

2017/06/08 - 2017/06/08

Additional time info:

Post-film discussion with John Mejia, ACLU-Utah. Admission is free.

Location Info

Jim Santy Auditorium

1255 Park Avenue, Park City, UT 84060