Happy (2011)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2011-04-09
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 56 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 15min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Wadi Rum Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Roko Belic
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Happy is a 2011 feature 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. Director Roko Belic was originally inspired to create the film after producer/director Tom Shadyac (Liar, Liar, Patch Adams, Bruce Almighty) showed him an article in the New York Times entitled "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 over 20 people, ranging from leading happiness researchers to a rickshaw driver in Kolkatta, a family living in a "co-housing community" in Denmark, a woman who was run over by a truck, a Cajun fisherman, and more.

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  • Gregory Berns

    as himself
  • Roy Blanchard

    as himself
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

    as himself
  • Tenzin Gyatso

    as himself
  • Richard Davison

    as himself
  • Ed Diener

    as himself
  • Daniel Gilbert

    as himself
  • Tim Kasser

    as himself
  • Sonja Lyubomirsky

    as herself
  • Nic Marks

    as himself
Production Tom Shadyac Executive Producer
Directing Roko Belic Director
Production Roko Belic Producer
Writing Roko Belic Writer
Production Adrian Belic Producer
Production Jess Furman Producer
Production Pamela Harris Producer
Production Bhagyashree Raorane Producer
Production Frances Reid Producer
Production Hiji Han Shimizu Producer