An Hour Of Paradise
Developed at Documentary Campus Masterschool 2018
Research Footage: What the clowns do
[ trailer in production ]
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. Or is that just an assumption? This movie follows two extraordinary human beings that travel to war zones as clowns to, at least for a short period of time, distract those living there from their post-war trauma and sorrow. In the process, they build bridges, cross borders and push themselves to their own limits. Parallel to the story of the two artists, that leads us through the film like a thread, we immerse ourselves into the world and culture of the children living in those regions. Besides the visits of the clowns, we view through the eyes of children the cosmos in which the locals live and the film observes moving, deeply honest and also funny stories from the children and their environment. Finally the film moves to one point where the perspectives melt together, where tragedy meets humour in a highly sensitive manner.