"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.
Sponsored by the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC), with support from the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Language Resource Center, and Egyptian Student Association.
|Event Type:||Film Screening|
|Tags:||Comedy, Film, International, Media, Middle East Studies, Politics|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Global Islamic Studies Center, Egyptian Student Association, International Institute, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Language Resource Center|
The Global Islamic Studies Center organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Please use our searchable events calendar for information about upcoming programs sponsored by GISC and the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS).