HAMMER & TICKLE

 
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SYNOPSIS

George Orwell observed that, under repressive political regimes, jokes are "tiny revolutions." Hammer & Tickle expands on that statement, showing how jokes enabled people in the Soviet Bloc to defy state authority.

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There have been political and anti-authority jokes in every era, but nowhere else did political jokes cohere into an anonymous body of folk literature as they did under communism.
— Ben Lewis, director
 

 

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GENRE: Documentary feature

DIRECTOR: Ben Lewis

WRITER: Ben Lewis

PRODUCERS: Christine Camdessus, Leah Mallen

TOTAL RUNTIME: 89 minutes