Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Tuesday, April 17 @ 7:15 PM
The Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Free and Open to the Public

Richard Davidson will hold a book signing in the atrium outside of the Forum at 6:30 PM. Books and DVDs will be available for sale at the event.

From the Academy Award® nominated director Roko Belic (Genghis Blues) comes a new cinematic adventure. HAPPY is a feature-length documentary that leads viewers on a journey across five continents in search of the keys to happiness. The film addresses many of the fundamental issues we face in today's society: how do we balance the allure of money, fame and social status with our needs for strong relationships, health and personal fulfillment? Through remarkable human stories and cutting-edge science, HAPPY leads us toward a deeper understanding of why and how we can pursue more fulfilling, healthier and happier lives.

HAPPY takes the viewer from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the mountains of Bhutan. Listen to the wisdom of a Kolkata rickshaw driver, the compassion of a volunteer at Mother Teresa's Home for the Dying and the knowledge of some of the world's leading happiness researchers. Witness as middle school students applaud the bravery of their classmates during a moving presentation on bullying. HAPPY combines real-life human drama and cutting-edge science to provide insights into the mysteries of happiness. More info: www.thehappymovie.com/

Following the film, there will be a panel discussion featuring:

Roko Belic
Roko Belic

Academy Award® nominee
and director of Happy

Richard Davidson
Richard Davidson

Professor and Founder/Chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (UW-Madison)

John Francis
John Francis

Visiting Associate Professor
of Environmental Studies (UW-Madison)

View the film trailer:

Happy - A Documentary Trailer from Wadi Rum Films on Vimeo.