World HAPPY Day also in Malta

Green Drinks has seen the greatest number of people since its inception in June 2006 with this beautiful and inspirational documentary 'HAPPY'.  The documentary has touched and connected165 people in Malta on the memorable day of the 11th of February 2012. 

It was producer Eiji Han Shimizu who pitched the idea to Green Drinks Malta to screen the film so big thanks go to him and the lovely HAPPY team for their wonderful and big work.  Big thanks also goes to the follwing lovely people who gave a hand to make this happen:  Jon Pace of Bottegin Palazzo Xara - Rabat, Aldo Calleja (technical), Alan Cassar and Alison Stolnicu (registration), David Azzopardi (presentation), Simi Ellul (bringing people together) and John Portelli (photography).  Cheers to Marsovin for sponsoring the wine and Bottegin Palazzo Xara for the sfineġ.

It goes to show that we can really do wonderful things when we come together so deep appreciation to all involved. 

Love and light - Natalie x



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On World Happy Day - February 11, 2012 - thousands of people will join together in communities across the globe to experience the film HAPPY and begin their journeys toward healthier and happier lives. Join us for this worldwide event. HAPPY is the winner of numerous awards and is the latest film from Academy Award® nominated director Roko Belic.


Happy People = Happy World

World HAPPY Day inspires action for increasing happiness in our own lives and in the world. A growing body of research shows that happy people are healthier and live longer. They are more likely to care for the environment and less likely to commit crimes or go to war. Happy people helps others more often... and are more likely to find creative solutions. Increasing happiness benefits us as individuals and communities in infinite ways and is a goal worth sharing.

This film is going to be shown all over the world on Saturday 11th February 2012.
In Malta, it will be screened at:
Bottegin Palazzo Xara
L’Isle Adam Band Club
St. Paul’s Street, Rabat, Malta
(Parking in area in front of Crystal Palace (Tas-Serkin) or Domus Romana)
Please CAR POOL!!
Time: 8pm

Green Drinks Malta is extremely happy and honoured to collaborate with the HAPPY movie team to bring this beautiful documentary to Malta.

This is a free event but for logistical purposes it is essential that you book your seats by sending an email with the names and emails of the persons attending to info@greendrinksmalta.org.

Looking forward to this wonderful experience and gathering with all of you – The Happy Green Drinks Malta Team.'

To continue in the spirit of sharing and happiness, Marsovin Wine are offering a complimentary glass of wine and Bottegin Palazzo Xara are offering a sfinġa (a deep fried snack typical of  village of Rabat, Malta).



 
About HAPPY:

From the Academy Award nominated director Roko Belic (Genghis Blues) comes a new cinematic adventure. HAPPY is a feature‐length documentary that leads viewers on a journey across 5 continents in search of the keys to happiness. The film addresses many of the fundamental issues we face in today’s society: how do we balance the allure of money, fame and social status with our needs for strong relationships, health and personal fulfillment?

Through remarkable human stories and cutting‐edge science, HAPPY leads us toward a deeper understanding of why and how we can pursue more fulfilling, healthier and happier lives.

HAPPY takes the viewer from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the mountains of Bhutan. Listen to the wisdom of a Kolkata rickshaw driver, the compassion of a volunteer at Mother Teresa’s Home for the Dying and the knowledge of some of the world’s leading happiness researchers. Witness as middle school students applaud the bravery of their classmates during a moving presentation on bullying. HAPPY combines real‐life human drama and cutting‐edge science to provide insights into the mysteries of happiness. In 2005, director Tom Shadyac (Liar Liar, Patch Adams, Bruce Almighty) handed Roko Belic a New York Times article entitled, “A New Measure of Well‐Being From a Happy Little Kingdom.”

The article ranked the United States 23rd on its list of happiest countries. Shadyac, himself dissatisfied with his luxurious Beverly Hills lifestyle, asked Belic to make a documentary investigation into the origins of human happiness‐and why the U.S. ranks so low. This simple inquiry led to a global exploration of happiness research.

HAPPY was developed under the Creative Visions Foundation, a publicly supported 501 (c)(3), which supports Creative Activists who use the power of media and the arts to affect positive change in the world. Belic has been filming HAPPY for the past four years, and has attracted well‐known experts such as Ed Diener, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Richard Davidson, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and others. Marci Shimoff, best‐selling author of Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul, narrates the film.

Wadi Rum Production films are a collaboration between the two Academy Award nominated brothers Roko and Adrian Belic. Their debut feature, Genghis Blues, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award and received acclaim at over 100 film festivals worldwide. Adrian’s most recent film, Beyond the Call, has enjoyed equal success, screening on 5 continents and winning over 70 international awards. HAPPY is Roko’s latest work.