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Laughing in Afghanistan

FromAnneta Papathanassiou



Amidst bombs and human disasters, in a region where it is easier for people to cry than to laugh, Karim Asir, a young actor, decides to become the Afghan Charlie Chaplin. But in 2021, Afghanistan falls into the hands of the Taliban, and Karim is in danger. He receives death threats and is forced to give up what he loves most: his art. Under extremely difficult conditions, Karim manages to escape to Greece. Anneta Papathanassiou tells Karim Asir's story, incorporating his own black-and-white slapstick videos.

Followed by a Q&A with the director Anneta Papathanassiou.