School to screen Tickling Giants

The Media School Report • March 20, 2017

Tickling Giants looks at a comedy show that unites Egypt during trying political times.

The Media School will show the new documentary Tickling Giants at 6:30 p.m. April 19 in the Franklin Hall commons.

Assistant professor Jason Peifer is organizing the screening, which is the second the school has opted to show this semester that looks at media and politics. The documentary focuses on one comedy show that unites Egypt during a trying political time involving battles between dictatorship and free elections.

After the screening, a panel featuring Media School graduate students Edo Steinberg and Mohamed El Marzouki, and representatives from the Department of Anthropology, IU’s Center for the Study of the Middle East and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures will discuss the films. Peifer will moderate.

The screening is free and open to the public.