An Hour Of Paradise


Produced by Vincent TV

Developed at Documentary Campus Masterschool 2018




(Research Footage)
Part 1: The clown's perspecive...

Part 2: The children's perspective...

[  trailer in production  ]


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Laughter has a healing power. It’s a human need. Children who live or grow up in war zones, often do not have much to laugh about.

The film follows two extraordinary people from Germany who travel as clowns into war zones, to distract people from post war trauma and sadness, at least for a short while. They build bridges, overcome boundaries and come up against their own. The journey will take us through the healing power of humour in crisis areas from different perspectives, and from a viewpoint that faces tragedy with humour. Parallel to the story of the two artists who are the leitmotifs of the film, we immerse ourselves in the world of the local children. Set off from the visits of the clowns, we take the view out of children's eyes at the cosmos where the locals live. Does humor have a place in their lives and what from they regain their strength? How does it feel for both sides, when the hour of paradise comes to an end?

The film captures touching moments and entertaining and exciting stories from the children. With them we have the opportunity to look into the hearts of those most affected by the war. 

A documentary about the incredible power of humour.




Scarlet Richter (writer, director) & OnnO Ehlers / Sandra Maischberger (producer; Vincent TV)

Miriam Brenner & Philipp Marth (Clowns ohne Grenzen Deutschland e.V.)


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