Laughing in Afghanistan

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Laughing in Afghanistan

A young man has come up with the idea of passing social messages to the people of Afghanistan using laughter. In a region where it is much easier for people to cry than to laugh, in the midst of bombs, threats and disasters, young actor Karim Asir has decided to become the Afghan Charlie Chaplin.

But on August 15, 2021, Afghanistan falls in the hands of the Taliban. We follow Karim and how he tries to save himself from the Taliban who are out to silence him. After lots of difficulties he manages to escape to Greece.

Anneta Papathanassiou studies economics at the University of Athens, and is a graduate of E. Hatzikou Drama and Film School. She also studied theater at New York University and HB Studio in New York. She has been acting for more than 30 years. She teaches ā€œImprovisation for Theatreā€ and ā€œTheatre Gamesā€ at DEREE – the American College of Greece. She has published two books on theater, ā€œLights Pleaseā€ and ā€œTheater Games.ā€ She has directed and produced documentaries mostly about human rights issues and received numerous international awards.
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  • 2023, Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival, Greece
  • 2023, Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Film Festival, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • 2023, Liberty International Movie Festival, Korea – Best Production Award
  • 2023, Dubai Film Festival, UAE – Honorable Mention
  • 2023, Human Rights Festival “This Human World”, Austria
  • 2023, SAMA International Film Festival, Sweden




Anneta Papathanassiou


Mikes Sam Modiano, Photini Economopoulou


Anneta Papathanassiou


Karim Asir


Chronis Theocharis


Dimitris Kordelas


Maria Christina Krithara


90 mins




North American Premiere