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Tickling Giants Ottawa Premiere - One Night Only - One World Arts Benefit

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:55 PM (EDT)

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Tickling Giants | Ottawa Premiere 7 Jun 2017 $12.00 $1.02

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Join One World Arts on June 7 at 6:15PM (film at 6:30PM) at the ByTowne Cinema for the Ottawa Premiere and special one-night-only screening of TICKLING GIANTS, a timely, funny, outstanding and must-see documentary following the story of Egyptian comedian, political satirist, and TV show host Bassem Youssef, known to many as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt."

"As protests over the president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, turned bloody in 2011, Bassem Youssef, a surgeon, sought to aid the injured. What he saw on Cairo’s streets was different than what was being discussed on television, so with the help of a friend he made an internet show that later became a network program. That program, 'The Show' [Al Bernameg], poked fun at current events and politicians and became immensely popular. … 'This show is about holding authority accountable,' Mr. Youssef says. It’s a brave stance in the face of oppression, and a worrisome one, too, knowing the threats he has encountered. This first-rate documentary generates similar mixed feelings at a time when freedoms seem to be threatened everywhere. After watching, you come away feeling more proud of those freedoms, and more concerned for their future." – Ken Jaworowski, The New York Times

Tickets are $12.00 and proceeds of the event will go to support One World Arts in delivering the 28th annual One World Film Festival, (September 28 to October 1, 2017, at Saint Paul University) Ottawa’s longest running documentary film festival.

Members of the media are invited attend free of charge. Media inquiries can be directed to media[at]oneworldarts[dot]ca.

TICKLING GIANTS was produced, written and directed by Sara Taksler, Senior Producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and had its World Premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Visit ticklinggiants.com more information on the film and to watch the trailer.

For updates about this event, join the Facebook event and visit: http://oneworldfilmfestival.ca/ticklinggiants/

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ByTowne Cinema
325 Rideau Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 5Y4
Canada

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:55 PM (EDT)


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One World Arts - One World Film Festival

The One World Film Festival is the flagship program of One World Arts (formerly WIAM), an Ottawa-based non-profit organization that is dedicated to public engagement on global issues through the arts.

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