Happy

Happy

DVD - 2011
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Journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real-life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, explore the secrets behind our most valued emotion.
Publisher: [United States] : Wadi Rum Films, 2011.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Branch Call Number: DVD 152. 42 HAP
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 75 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Belic, Roko

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BridgettM
May 19, 2016

Everyone should watch this film at least once. Come on, it's only 75 minutes long! The extra scenes included in the DVD's bonus features are worth watching as well.

jesking Dec 07, 2015

Felt a little propaganda-ish to me. Happiness - from everyone in this film - comes from feeling connected to people and space. This does not mean we all have to live on top of each other, etc. This felt Agenda 21. I love people, but living with them...many of them...all the time....would kill me. It's connectedness. Sort of like the difference between quantity and quality.

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waltermatyas
Oct 30, 2014

What actually human life is about has been explained in this authentic documentary. Shocking, provoking, hopeful and enlightening. The most interesting was the fact that Gov of Bhutan focuses not on economic development but on human happiness. You will learn that the happiest people are those who are closely supported by friends and family. You will learn other jem-like information on how to live a long and happy live and evidenced by multiple scientific researches around the world. A must watch movie in my books.

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ehm_chen
Feb 25, 2014

Fun to watch. This could be an ongoing series because we can always find different examples of how other cultures and people find happiness. As a documentary, it felt a bit sparse and arbitrary... I wanted to see more. Still a fun and informative film — you can't help but smile throughout.

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ottawabooknerd
Aug 17, 2013

Examples of happiness from around the world. Very interesting.

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dancinhomer
Jan 08, 2013

Very interesting look at what makes people happy around the world. Informative, entertaining, interesting and inspiring... well worth a watch.

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eastvanbookfan
Jan 05, 2013

Inspiring stories. I already have learned much of what I saw in the DVD but that is not a critique of the DVD. It was just not mind-blowing information for myself. If most of us here in North America subscribe to the money/possessions make you happy (which I doubt) then the DVD may be surprising. However, most of us will either already know and/or personally felt many of these ideas explained in this DVD. I do give the DVD a thumbs up because I always enjoy seeing personal stories of strength, adversity and happiness.....

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