16mm, b/w, sound, 18:00, 1999
Co-directed with Sarah Jane Lapp
Happy are the Happy traces a journey into humor, guided by the survivors of not-so-funny lives. How does one generation of survivors communicate with the next? Can humor function as a shared language for disparate communities of displaced people-specifically, a difficult diaspora of Bosnian, Jewish, and Romany refugees? And could you tell us your best joke, please? Of its participants and its viewers, this experimental, non-fiction film asks these questions and others relating to the matrix of memory, survival, and comic impulse of everyday life-in Prague and beyond.