September 19, 2011

Advance Notice

Film impacts wisdom on happiness

A still from the documentary "Project Happiness."

The Georgia premiere of the film "Project Happiness" on Friday, Sept. 23, looks at the question "How does one achieve lasting happiness?" Those answering include His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, actor and activist Richard Gere, and neuroscientist Richard Davidson.

The screening, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Harland Cinema of the Dobbs University Center.

It will be followed by a panel discussion on the nature of lasting happiness.  The panel will include Neil Shulman, professor in the School of Medicine, and Ngawang Paljor, one of the Tibetan students featured in the film now studying at Emory.

The film follows a group of high school seniors from Mount Madonna School in California on a journey to discover the true nature of human happiness. Joining them on this quest are students from the Tibetan Children's Village in Dharamsala, India, and students from the Dominion Heritage Academy in Jos, Nigeria.

Tibetan chai tea and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, see the event's Facebook page or watch the movie trailer.

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