Happiness (2013)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Inventions & Innovations, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - Finland, France  |  
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Thomas Balmes' documentary Happiness follows an eight-year-old boy in Bhutan as his rural village becomes wired for 21st century technology like cable TV and the internet as part of a plan by that country's president to create the "gross national happiness" his citizens deserve. The filmmakers use this as a jumping off point to explore how technology affects us in ways both positive and negative. Happiness screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

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boy, community, electronics, happiness, Internet, technology, village