Directed by Jana Papenbrook.
Jana Papenbroock with Horst Wässle, Michael Gerdsmann, Bernhard Krebs WHY IS MR W. LAUGHING? is a portrait of three members of a community of artists with different disabilities. Rather than making a film about inclusion, the film itself was produced inclusively. In an open collaborative journey through the pictorial worlds of the three artists, a focus was set on their aesthetic obsessions and perspectives through their own videography. As a result of the collaborative approach, the film is an eclectic mix of materials and techniques, interview situations interwoven with observational episodes, auto-fiction and performance, home videos of the protagonists and their own musical compositions. The film was nominated for the EVA Award (Excellence in Visual Anthropology) at Ethnocineca 2017 (Vienna) **Discounts are available for schools, charities, non-profits, community organisations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information** Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/273471329Western Europe Art / Artists / Artisans Collective / Community identity Elderly people Health / Health care / Healing Life Story / Life History Personal Narrative Social participation