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Interview: David Farrier

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Tickled director David Farrier talks to Dr. Garth Twa about his remarkable documentary.

Spoiler alert: This interview references events from the documentary Tickled. Don’t read on if you don’t want to know what happens.

It was a cold Thursday night in Park City, Utah.  The crowd had trudged through the snow up the steps of the Library Center Theatre where the Sundance Film Festival was presenting Tickled by David Farrier and Dylan Reeve: a documentary on ‘competitive endurance tickling’.  We nestled in, ready to be entertained and amused, if nothing else.  I mean, competitive endurance tickling?  The amusement soon waned.

Farrier is a journalist in New Zealand specialising in the odd, the bizarre, the, well, entertaining and amusing.  When he stumbled on videos of fit young men in athletic gear tickling other fit young men (only these ones were restrained, bound at the ankles and the wrists, »

- Dr. Garth Twa

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