Tickling Giants: Q&A with activist Andeel and director Sara Taksler

Tickling Giants

Language: Engels

Q&A with activist Andeel and director Sara Taksler about the importance of press freedom and satire in Eygpt. 

Jouralist Katinka Baehr talks with activist and cartoonist Andeel and director Sara Taksler about the making of this documentary, the show Al Bernameg by Bassem Youssef and the role of press and satire in Egypt.

During the Arab Spring, a heart surgeon – who will be called the ‘Egyptian Jon Stewart’ not much later – starts a satirical show: ‘The Show’. The Muslim Brotherhood, the army, the new president: his jokes spare no one. It is a totally new phenomenon in a country where insulting politicians was strictly forbidden. From day one, Andeel is a big fan of the show, and soon he is hired as a permanent writer and cartoonist of the program. Read more about Andeel and watch a short clip.