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UNAFF - Happy

UNAFF Film Festival

The 14th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) from October 21-30, 2011 Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Stanford University celebrates the power of documentary films dealing with human rights issues, the environment, racism, women’s issues, universal education, war, and peace. The theme for this year is EDUCATION IS A HUMAN RIGHT.

TICKET INFORMATION AT:  http://www.unaff.org/2011/tickets.html

FREE ADMISSION FOR:

ALL SCREENINGS AND PANELS FOR ALL STUDENTS
(take this great opportunity ONLY this year in the celebration of this year's theme EDUCATION IS A HUMAN RIGHT)
Opening Night Screenings, Friday, October 21 in Palo Alto
UNAFF & Kids Program in Palo Alto, Sunday, October 23
All UNAFF PANELS

Happy
(75 minutes) Bhutan/Brazil/Denmark/India/Japan/Namibia/USA

Director: Roko Belic
Producer: Eiji Han Shimizu

Description:
Does money make you happy? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and wellbeing? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution? Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award-nominated Genghis Blues now brings us Happy, a film that sets out to answer these questions and more. Taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, Happy explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

Biography:
An Academy Award nominee and Sundance Award winner, Roko Belic was born to Czechoslovak and Yugoslav parents in America. In 1966 he founded the film production company Wadi Rum with his brother Adrian. His directorial debut Genghis Blues, which the brothers shot using home video cameras, was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary feature. Roko’s multinational upbringing and his mother’s encouragement to explore the world through television documentaries, set the foundation for his passion and vision as a filmmaker. Belic has worked in numerous capacities during his career, including directory of photography, editor, writer, producer and director. Belic’s upcoming feature project, Twilight Men, tells the story of an American seeker and an Indian holy man who journey into the Himalayas in search of an enlightened master.

Contact Information:
E-mail: info@thehappymovie.com
Web site: www.thehappymovie.com

Monday, October 24, 2011 | 5:30 pm — 7:15 pm
AOL-Palo Alto PATCH, 395 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto

United Nations Assication Film Festival (UNAFF)
Center for East Asian Studies