Tickling Giants | Bloomfield Hills, MI
This event is open to the public. Admission is $10.
All BUCers are invited to attend an all-ages event on Saturday, April 29. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30. Then, adults and teens will screen the film “Tickling Giants,” a comedic documentary about Bassem Youssef (bah’-sum you’-sef), who is known as the “Egyptian Jon Stewart,” Bassem created a satirical show that quickly became the most viewed program in the Middle East. Tickling Giants follows Bassem’s team to see what happens in a country where free speech is not settled law and a TV show uses humor to hold its government accountable. Meanwhile, your children and younger youth will enjoy films and activities suitable for their ages in other rooms in the church. You may purchase tickets today, and we also ask that you sign up your children and youth.
Watch the trailer:
ABOUT THE FILM
In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef creates the satirical show, "Al Bernameg," which quickly becomes the most viewed television program in the Middle East, with 30 million viewers per episode. But, in a country where free speech is not settled law, his show becomes as controversial as it is popular. Despite increasing danger, Bassem employs comedy, not violence, to comment on hypocrisy in media, politics, and religion. Tickling Giants follows the "Al Bernameg" team as they discover democracy is not easily won.