FILM SCREENING: Tickling Giants (2016) | 1h 51min | April 26, 4:00 PM | Ferrell Auditorium, Combs Building, EKU
DATE AND TIME
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Ferrell Auditorium, Combs Building
Eastern Kentucky University
Free and open to the public
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.
Society of Professional Journalists, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Department of Communication, and Asian Studies Program
ASIAN STUDIES @ EKU
EKU’s Interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program offers a minor (18 credits) and a certificate (12 credits). For more information, visit asianstudies.eku.edu, or contact Director Dr. Minh Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on April 06, 2017