Happy is a documentary that leads viewers on a journey across five continents in search of the keys to happiness. Through cutting-edge science and through remarkable human stories from Namibia, Brazil, Bhutan, Kolkata, Louisiana, and more, the film leads us to a deeper understanding of why and how we can pursue more fulfilling, healthier, and happier lives.


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Use Happy (the happy movie!) to explore the psychology of happiness with your students, bolster social emotional learning (SEL) and so much more!

Film runtime: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Film rating: Not rated. Appropriate most likely for Grades 3+. A short review of Happy is available from Video Librarian.

Happy is featured in our article Celebrate Stress Awareness Month With Film.

Happy Curriculum Guide

Lesson 1: The Study of Happiness
Lesson 2: What Really Makes Us Happy?
Lesson 3: Values and Happiness
Lesson 4: The Social Side of Happiness
Lesson 5: Practicing Happiness

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Sustainable Development Goals

Journeys in Film supports the Sustainable Development Goals.

This curriculum guide for the happy movie connects to the following United Nations SDG. Learn more about teaching with SDGs: https://en.unesco.org/themes/education/sdgs/material.

Kelly green. White number 3 in the upper left hand side. Text beside it reads Good Health and Well-Being. White art below showing a jagged line and a heart.

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