In spirit of International Human Rights' Day, Pisco Bar collaborates with non-profit foundation 'Movies that Matter' to shine light upon movies that focus on humanity, and the various initiatives taken to heal society's fractures.
ABOUT TICKLING GIANTS
This documentary film tells the story of Bassem Youssef, also known as the Jon Stewart of Egypt. The context of this film is steeped in satirical humor that sends a loud and clear message against repression.
In the midst of the Egyptian revolution of 2011, Bassem Youssef makes a decision to leave his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian. Dubbed “The Egyptian Jon Stewart,” Bassem creates the satirical show "Al Bernameg". Tickling Giants follows the team of Al Bernameg as they endure physical threats, protests, and legal action, all because of jokes.
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About Movies that Matter:
Founded in March 2006, Movies that Matter followed in the footsteps of the Amnesty International Film Festival. It continued and enhanced the festival’s activities, both in the Netherlands and abroad. It believes that the film camera is a powerful weapon against social indifference, and with unprecedented capacity to open eyes.
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