Published On: Sat, May 20th, 2017

Screening of Tickling Giants, A Feature Length Documentary

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Date(s) - 05/20/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Studio of Ben Solowey


The Bedminster Democrats and Friends are proud to present Mehul Shah, Professor of Philosophy at BCCC, as he hosts a screening of Tickling Giants. The feature length documentary follows the controversial Egyptian comedian Bassem Yousef who is known as the “Egyptian John Stewart”. His show, “Al Bernameg” has 30 million weekly viewers and has raised so much controversy that Yousef and his team are frequently the targets of violence. The documentary studies the effects of oppressed free speech and how political oppression can be effectively fought with comedy.

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- Born in Brooklyn, raised at the Jersey Shore, lives in New Hope with wife, two kids, and too many rescued animals. Masters in politics from New York University. Former head of communications for MetLife, Vonage, Lincoln Financial. Former reporter for New Hope Gazette. Makes sure the Editorial and Advertising departments are kept separate.

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