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Happy + Discussion

Hosted by the Consul of the New York Trips, Brunch, and Concerts Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 30 Aug 18:00 - 20:00

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The Plan:
Anytime: watch the movie on your own
6.00-8.00pm: movie discussion on Zoom
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NB. This film is available on streaming services for rent (~$4-5). Watch the film at your preferred time and then join the discussion at 6.00pm. Zoom invite will be sent shortly before the discussion.
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Trailer: Protected content

Happy is a Protected content documentary film directed, written, and co-produced by Roko Belic. It explores human happiness through interviews with people from all walks of life in 14 different countries, weaving in the newest findings of positive psychology.

Roko Belic was inspired to create the film after producer/director Tom Shadyac showed him an article in The New York Times titled "A New Measure of Well Being from a Happy Little Kingdom". The article ranks the United States as the 23rd-happiest country in the world. Shadyac then suggested that Belic make a documentary about happiness. Belic spent several years interviewing hundreds of people, from leading happiness researchers to a rickshaw driver in Kolkatta,[1] a family living in a cohousing community in Denmark, a woman who was run over by a truck, a Cajun fisherman, and more.