(c) Wadi Rum Films

Shown as part of the multi-day, multi-venue Health and the Environment Film Series

HAPPY (USA, 2011, 75 min.)

How do we balance the allure of money, fame and social status with our needs for strong relationships, health and personal fulfillment? Leading viewers on a journey across 14 countries on 5 continents in search of the keys to happiness, this documentary addresses many of the fundamental issues we face in today’s world. Combining cutting-edge science from “positive psychology” with powerful human stories of those who embody these positive feelings, this film provides a deeper understanding of how we can all live more fulfilling, healthy and happy lives. Melissa Moody, a mother of three had a “perfect life” until she was run over by a truck. Disabled for nine years and disfigured for life, amazingly, she is happier now than before her accident. Manoj Singh, a rickshaw puller from the slums of Kolkata, India who lives with his family in a hut made of plastic bags, is as happy as the average American. Directed and produced by Roko Belic.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H St., NE

Metrobuses: X1, X2, X3, X8, B2, D3, D4, D8, S41

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