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Tickling Giants

1h 51m Documentary, Political, Comedy 2017

In the midst of a revolution, an Egyptian TV comedian gains fans and government enemies.

The career of Egyptian heart surgeon-turned-political satirist Baseem Youssef is chronicled in this documentary directed by Daily Show producer Sara Taksler. Youssef gave up his lucrative medical profession in 2011 to become one of Egypt’s most powerful television voices of dissent against an oppressive regime.

“In an era when an American president rages over how he’s depicted on Saturday Night Live and obsesses about quelling critical ‘fake news,’ this is one relevant film.” — Zosia Bielski, Globe and Mail


Sara Taksler



Closed Captions [CC]

English captions


United States, Egypt


Gravitas Ventures

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