Hammer and Tickle
A documentary about how popular humour contributed to the defeat of Communism in Europe. This film is not just a compilation of Communist jokes, of which there are thousands– it is the story of the jokes, the people who invented them, the people who tried to silence them, the people who risked punishment to document them, the people imprisoned for telling them.
Director: Ben Lewis
Writers: Ben Lewis & Christine Camdessus
Producers: Christine Camdessus, Leah Mallen
Executive Producers: Ben Lewis, Fiona O’Doherty