Tickling Giants Screening & panel-discussion on “Political Satire and the Role of New Media”

Friday, March 31, 4:30pm to 7:00pm

Davies Auditorium, Becton Center, 15 Prospect St.

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. 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. The screening is sponsored by The Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement and Humanitarian Responses of the MacMillan Center. Followed by a panel-discussion on “Political Satire and the Role of New Media.” Panel speakers:

  • Ezzedine C. Fishere, Egyptian writer and novelist
  • Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz, Visiting Lecturer, Princeton University
  • Moderated by: Rachel Lackner, Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Record