Tickling Giants
Uniting Egypt through Laughter in Tumultuous Times

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Ariel avatar
Ariel

Such a thought-provoking and eye opening documentary that is so relevant. Definitely makes you take a step back and appreciate the value of freedom of speech.

Tom avatar
Tom

A really interesting insight into the political situation in Egypt. A lot of parallels to the current situation in many other countries today that emphasizes the importance of a free media and vibrant freedom of speech. Very well made documentary. Bassem Yousef is incredibly funny. I would ...Read more

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Christina

The film is just as funny and charming as Bassem Youssef himself and is more relevant than ever to the culture and politics in the US.

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