2017 Power of Film Benefit

2017 Community Leadership Honoree: Bassem Youssef

Join FilmAid for an evening in support of refugee voices. Together we can ensure that refugees have the skills and confidence they need to advocate for themselves and their communities.

May 4th from 7 - 9pm. (Doors open at 6:30 Event starts promptly at 7pm)

The Top of The Standard at The Standard, High Line

442 West 13th Street (between Washington Street & 10th Avenue)

Thank you for supporting FilmAid


Tracy & Robert Baron, Fintage House, Andrew Goldberg & Karen Shapiro, Amy Irving & Ken Bowser


American Express, Film Finances Inc., FilmNation, Steve & Madeline Anbinder, David A. & Karen Richards Sachs.

Host Committee 

Alvin & Gloria Baron, Caroline Baron & Anthony Weintraub, Anonymous, Peter & Janet Ezersky, Daveed Frazier, Stephen Hopkins & Galen Ayers, Andre Gregory & Cindy Kleine, Bill Kramer, Kate Lear, Elizabeth Marks, Susan & Alan Patricof, Peg Perissi & Danielle Perissi, Pamela Reis & Kevin Hyman, John Sloss, Mark & Yassi Somen, The St. Regis Mexico City, Amina Tirana, Patricia & Paul Weitz, Wendy Zimmermann.

2017 FilmAid Community Leadership Award Presented to Bassem Youssef


Cardiologist turned comedian Bassem has been called the “Egyptian Jon Stewart” for creating "Al-Bernameg" (The Show), a satirical talk show that launched shortly after the protests in Egypt’s Tahrir Square.


"The Show" attracted over 30 million viewers a week with its clever criticism of the powerful, and its irony-laced advocacy for human rights. But Youssef's success also made him a target forcing him to leave his country to find safety. 

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