People can laugh, but so can animals. The laughter of chimpanzees in its form and sound seems surprisingly like that of humans. For animals, laughter is a way of showing that they do not mean certain behaviour or - from fear - to show that they mean no evil. Just like people who smile. The ethicist Jan van Hooff illustrates the laughter of man and animal with pictures from politics and nature.


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Title: Kwintessens - De evolutie van de lach
Year: 1997
Duration : 25 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 1998

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