The University of Iowa
Tickling Giants

Tickling Giants

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 12:00 pm

Dr. Bassem Youssef will be in attendance at the screening and will share comments about his experience after the film!

"First-rate documentary." -The New York Times

"An ebullient ode to freedom...a terrific movie." - Variety

"A beautiful, funny, charming, insightful, laugh until you cry, and then cry until you laugh film." - Huffington Post

Tickling Giants tells the story of Dr. Bassem Youssef, the "Egyptian Jon Stewart", who decides to leave his job as a heart surgeon and become a late-night comedian. The movie is about how he finds creative, non-violent ways to protect free speech and fight a president who abuses his power. 

Presented in partnership with FilmScene and Mission Creek Festival.

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