TICKLING GIANTS Doc & Talk | One World Arts Fundraiser | June 7 at ByTowne Cinema

Join One World Arts on June 7, 2017 at 6:30PM at the ByTowne Cinema (325 Rideau St.) in Ottawa for a special one-night-only screening of TICKLING GIANTS – a timely, funny, outstanding and must-see documentary following the story of Egyptian comedian, political satirist, and TV show host Bassem Youssef – and a post-film talk with Merlyna Lim (Carleton University) and Omid Milani (University of Ottawa).

All tickets are $12.00 and proceeds of the event will go to support One World Arts in delivering the 28th annual One World Film Festival, Ottawa’s longest running documentary film festival.

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“As protests over the president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, turned bloody in 2011, Bassem Youssef, a surgeon, sought to aid the injured. What he saw on Cairo’s streets was different than what was being discussed on television, so with the help of a friend he made an internet show that later became a network program. That program, “The Show” [Al Bernameg], poked fun at current events and politicians and became immensely popular. … “This show is about holding authority accountable,” Mr. Youssef says. It’s a brave stance in the face of oppression, and a worrisome one, too, knowing the threats he has encountered. This first-rate documentary generates similar mixed feelings at a time when freedoms seem to be threatened everywhere. After watching, you come away feeling more proud of those freedoms, and more concerned for their future.” (Ken Jaworowski, The New York Times)

TICKLING GIANTS was produced, written and directed by Sara Taksler, Senior Producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and had its World Premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

For more information on the film, watch the trailer below and visit: ticklinggiants.com

Panel Discussion with Merlyna Lim and Omid Milani
We’re pleased to be joined by Merlyna Lim and Omid Milani for a post-film talk following the Ottawa Premiere of TICKLING GIANTS.

Merlyna Lim is a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Digital Media and Global Network Society. Prior to joining the Carleton University community, she held research and teaching positions at Princeton University, Arizona State University, the University of Southern California, KITLV (the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies), and the East West Center. Her research and teaching interests revolve around political and cultural implications of media and technology, in relations to globalization, democratization, and social change. Merlyna’s past and current research projects are predominantly conducted in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Omid Milani is a cartoonist, a Ph.D. candidate in law, and a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa. His research interests include a wide range of interdisciplinary areas, such as law and philosophy, arts and law, and law and psychology. His current research project touches upon the question of violence in the legal and political contexts. Omid is a member of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, at the University of Ottawa. You can find him on Twitter at @omid_milani.