Laughing in Afghanistan (Anneta Papathanassiou) Greece

Laughing in Afghanistan
Anneta Papathanassiou
Greece. 2022. 90 min

Karim Asir, the Afghan Charlie Chaplin, wants to change the world using pantomime and humor. Amidst bombs and destruction, laughter is his only weapon. After the Taliban takeover Karim receives death threats and fears for his life. A difficult decision seems unavoidable. Can laughter change the world?


Anneta Papathanassiou / Actress – Director. Batchelor΄s Degree in Economics, Law School, University of Athens. Graduate of E. Hatzikou Drama and Film School. Theatre Studies at New York University and HB Studio in New York.

She has been acting on Stage and Television for more than 30 years. Since 2000 she directs and produces documentaries mostly about human rights issues and received numerous international awards. She has filmed in “difficult” areas such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, etc. She is the President of the Greek Documentary Association (HellasDoc).


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