A look at the funny side of terrorism

A new discussion show explores the relationship between contemporary satire and one of its chief targets, terrorism.

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In The Wide Angle: Comedy & the War on Terror, produced by citizen TV channel WORLDbytes, film buffs discuss what comedies such as Four Lions and In The Loop can tell us about the nature of contemporary terrorism.

Indeed, as media lecturer Philip Hammond argues, comedy has often provided greater insights into the nature of terrorism and the war on terror than straight documentaries and drama.

To find out more about WORLDbytes and to enjoy the channel’s extensive archive, visit the website here.

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