Happiness Is| 1hr : 22mins
Director: Andrew Shapter | Producer: Tracy Marino
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: United States
HAPPINESS IS a cinematic road trip that explores the myths and the truths of "the pursuit of happiness" in America. It is the second film from Andrew Shapter, director of the critically acclaimed documentary, Before The Music Dies. The film journeys through history, without boundaries or prejudices in an attempt to understand what Happiness truly is, in the face of what the definition of Happiness has become.
Shapter and his small team traveled coast-to-coast, speaking to all sorts of Americans they encountered along the way, in an attempt to discover what it means to be happy. In addition to examining the phrase "the pursuit of happiness", the film guides us through the eyes of spiritual leaders including the Dalai Lama, philanthropists, scholars, and writers, and a wide range of happiness experts as they describe their experiences and definitions of Happiness. Understanding what it means to be happy and the goal of obtaining happiness is an individual journey protected by our forefathers in the Declaration of Independence. HAPPINESS IS, your road map to happiness!