Video — 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; 2rda. Digital: video file; DVD-R video.
A satirical glimpse of the Arabic psyche, this film follows the story of E.S., a film director played by and based upon Suleiman himself. E.S. is burdened with a stalled screenplay and a sick father whose house is being gutted by tax collectors. He is also separated from his beautiful Palestinian lover by a check point, as he lives in Jerusalem and she in the occupied city of Ramallah.
Video — 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file.DVD video.
In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef makes a decision that's every mother's worst nightmare & e leaves his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian. Dubbed "The Egyptian Jon Stewart," Bassem creates the satirical show, Al Bernameg. The weekly program quickly becomes the most viewed television program in the Middle East, with 30 million viewers per episode. But, in a country where free speech is not settled law, his show becomes as controversial as it is popular. Despite increasing danger, Bassem employs comedy, not violence, to comment on hypocrisy in media, politics, and religion. Tickling Giants follows the "Al Bernameg" team as they discover democracy is not easily won.