First of all: This documentary is an totally intependent filmproject.

Laughter has a healing power. The film connects the story of Miriam and Philipp, who travel as clowns to the Syrian border, with the story of the young boy Sahid, who despite all the crisis and trauma he suffered, still has the power to laugh.

Laughter creates happiness, and without feelings of happiness we eventually succumb. Children that live in war-torn regions, or have grown up in them, often do not have a lot to laugh about. The film follows two extraordinary people, that travel into war torn areas as clowns to, at least for a short period of time, distract those living there from post-war trauma and sor­row. In the pro­cess, they build bridges, cross borders and  face themselves with their limits and biggest challege: obtain trust. Parallel we immerse ourselves into the world and culture of the child­ren. Offset from the visits of the clowns we, as far as possible, view through children's eyes the cosmos of the local people. In doing so the film obser­ves their untiring yearning for childhood and tells moving and also entertaining and humorous stories from them and their en­vironment. Does humor have a place in their lives? What makes them happy and where do they draw their strength from?

Finally the film moves to one point where the perspecti­ves melt together, where tragedy meets humor in a highly sensitive manner.

TRAILER IN DEVELOPEMENT, that's why meanwhile this little video takes place.

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Scarlet Richter (director, co-producer),  Doro Götz (camera)

 Miriam Brenner, Philipp Marth (protagonists and members of "Clowns ohne Grenzen Deutschland e.V.")