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.

Credits

Producer
Set geluid
Production company
Teleac/NOT
TV company
Teleac/NOT

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

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