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Newsroom Releases 2012 May Happiness explored on film

10/05/2012
Happiness explored on film
JCU's Townsville campus will host one of the first screenings in Australia of a remarkable movie that will leave attendees feeling uplifted.

James Cook University’s Townsville campus will host one of the first screenings in Australia of a remarkable movie that will leave attendees feeling uplifted.

The sustainability movie nights, an initiative of JCU’s TropEco program, are also part of the Student Green Reps activities.

Adam Connell, Environment Manager at JCU, said the film Happy addressed many questions of contemporary society.

“For example, does money make you happy? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution?” Mr Connell said.

Mr Connell said Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award-nominated Genghis Blues film has directed Happy, a film that attempts to answer these questions.

“The film takes us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa,” he said.

“Happy explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.”

The trailer can be seen at: http://www.thehappymovie.com/

Details:

Where: JCU Townsville - Medical lecture theatre, Building 45

When: Friday 25th May, 6:30pm for a 7pm start

Free entry, no bookings required.

Join the TropEco team for food platters and drinks before the movie.

Contact details: Adam Connell, Manager, Environment, Estate Office tel: (07) 4781 5060 or mobile: 0459 097 253

JCU Media contact: Caroline Kaurila (07) 4781 4586 or 0437 028 175