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DISC/WCED Film and Discussion. Tickling Giants

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
6:00-9:00 PM
Space 2435 North Quad Map
Sara Taksler, director (111 min., 2016). Discussion moderated by Allen Hicken, Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of Emerging Democracies, U-M.

"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.
Building: North Quad
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).