BIFF 2020
Checkpoints - Competition

Tickling Giants

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Tickling Giants
USA/ 2016/ 1 t. 51 min.
LANGUAGE:
arabisk/engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
delvis engelsk
CAST:
Bassem Youssef, Jon Stewart, Andeel, Miral El Desoki, Tarek AlQazzaz, Hend Radwan
DIRECTOR:
Sara Taksler
WRITER:
Sara Taksler
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Wail Gzoly
PRODUCER:
Sara Taksler, Frederic Rose, Maziar Bahari, Monica Hampton
Making fun of the Man

Dubbed "the Egyptian Jon Stewart", Bassem Youssef quickly became one of the most popular and influential TV personalities in his homeland when his show "Al Bernameg" launched in 2011. In TICKLING GIANTS, "Daily Show" producer Sara Taksler chronicles Youssef's rise to fame and documents the many controversies surrounding the comedian who fearlessly satirizes politicians, religious leaders and other authority figures. The resulting film is an equally hilarious and disconcerting look at humour and satire as tools of democracy.

 

Sara Taksler

Sara Taksler (USA) Filmography: TWISTED: A BALLONAMENTARY (2007)

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