A Natural History of Laughter
Jacques Mitsch
2011 - 49 min - HD - Couleur et Noir & Blanc - France

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.

Author-Director : Jacques Mitsch
Author : Benoit Grison
Author : Gabriel Turkieh
Author : Caroline Hocquard
Photography : Florian Bouchet , Mathias Touzeris
Sound : Gérard Mailleau, Jean-Marc Pedoussaut
Editing : Gilles Pedoussaut
Original Music : Gilles Carles
Delegate Producer : Altomédia
Co-producer : K Production
Co-producer : Doclab
Broadcasting Co-producer : ARTE France
Contribution : Procirep, Région Midi-Pyrénées, Programme MEDIA, CNC, Angoa-Agicoa


Distributor : Doc & Film International
Not commercial Distribution : ADAV
DVD Editing : Altomédia
Disponible au Club du doc


2012 - Festival Film & Science Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Pays-Bas) : Sélection
2012 - Festival du film de chercheur, Nancy (France) : Sélection
2011 - Pariscience - Festival international du film scientifique, Paris (France) : Sélection