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Film Screening: "Tickling Giants"

Thursday, March 23, 2017
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Storrs Campus
Oak Hall 101

Please join the Department of Political Science, Middle East Studies, Humanities House, and Global House on Thursday, March 23rd in Oak Hall 101 for a special screening of Tickling Giants.

Watch the trailer: http://bit.ly/2hSoBHe

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.

Tickets are free. Please register at http://ticklinggiants-uconn.eventbrite.com

Sponsored by the Dept. of Political Science, Middle East Studies, Humanities House, and Global House

Contact:

TicklingGiants-UConn.eventbrite.com

Political Science (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Middle East Studies, Office of Global Affairs, UConn Master Calendar

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