Media Type:

Documentaries


Title

Tickling Giants - Bassem Youssef (Trailer)

Subject

Feature Documentary

Description

This documentary tells the story of the rise of Bassem Youssef from heart surgeon to the host of the Arab world's most popular TV show, the satirical talk show, 'El Bernameg', and his subsequent fall from grace, following the military coup of 2013.
Youssef's show was the first in Egypt to pioneer political satire and, in particular, he became popular for poking fun at the Muslim Brotherhood during their rule. However, his material could be sexist, class-ist and/or able-ist, whilst his mockery of the Muslim Brotherhood contributed to the group's demonisation, paving the way for their removal by the military on 3 July 2013.
In many ways, Youssef's career reflects the ups and downs of the Egyptian revolution. This film is available through video-streaming service Netflix.

Creator

Directed by Sara Taksler

Publisher

Gravitas Ventures

Date Published

29/11/2016

Contributor

    Starring: Bassem Youssef, Jon Stewart, Andeel, Miral El Desoki, Tarek AIQazzaz, Hend Radwan.

Rights

Standard YouTube License

Language

Arabic/English

Type

Documentary film

Date Created

29/11/2016

Citation

Directed by Sara Taksler , “Tickling Giants - Bassem Youssef (Trailer),” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed September 22, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/169.

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