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Movies that Matter is a festival of films about human rights taking place between March 24 and April 1 in The Hague, the Netherlands. One of the movies programmed at the festival is Tickling Giants, a documentary about Bassem Youssef, the Egyptian John Stewart, and his satirical TV show simply called ‘The Show’. The Show mocked Egyptian leadership and managed to draw an audience of 30 million viewers per show across the Arab World.

The Egyptian cartoonist Andeel was part of the production team of the show. The show was forced to stop in 2014, because the team felt it was no longer safe to make satire. Presenter  Bassem Youssef fled to the United Sates, but Andeel is still in Egypt making cartoons.

Andeel is a guest at the Movies that Matter festival. On March 28, there will be a Q&A with Andeel, Sara Taksler (the director of Tickling Giants) and Cartoon Movement editor-in-chief Tjeerd Royaards. Check out the trailer of the film below:



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