[PAST EVENT] Tickling Giants: The Story of Bassem Youssef
LocationMartha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre at Lake Matoaka
121 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
- Open to the public
Please join the William & Mary International Law Society & Muslim Law Students Association on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 7:00pm for a special screening of Tickling Giants at The Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre at Lake Matoaka.
Rain location: Sadler Center's Commonwealth Auditorium
This event is free and open to the public.
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.
Please contact John Callahan at [[e|jbcallahan]] if you have any questions!