/ A Natural History of Laughter

Film info

For how long have we been laughing? Are human beings the only one to laugh?
We know that bonobos, chimpanzees and orangutans also enjoy having a good laugh, especially when tickled.
What are the latest discoveries about neuronal and ethological origins of laughter? This 52 mn film is about why and how we laugh, a scientific and behavioral approach about laughter. It sure will make you laugh but not only in the way you expect.

/ Credits:
Direction: Jacques Mitsch
Script: Jacques Mitsch,
Gabriel Turkieh and Benoit Grison
Scientific Adviser: Benoit Grison
Assistant Director: Caroline Hocquard
and Sharon Hammou
Documentalist: Sharon Hammou
Image: Florent Bouchet, Mathias Touzeris
Sound: Gérard Mailleau
and Jean-Marc Pédoussaut
Editing: Gilles Pédoussaut
Music: Gilles Carles
Mixing: David Vincent

/ Duration: 52 mn

/ Format: HD – 16/9 - Stereo

/ Year of production: 2011

/ Original language: English, French,
Dutch, Italian

/ Broadcast:

Arte France

/ Festivals: Pariscience, Film & Science Amsterdam Festival (Competition)

/ Financing & Coproduction:

/ Distribution:
Doc & Film

/ Available versions:

English, French, Italian, International


Available on DVD

/ Release:in the course of  2012

/ Sales for professionals

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Daniela Elstner: + 33 (0) 1 42 77 56 87

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