This Hanukkah, as millions light their menorahs and rededicate themselves to their family, their faith and their communities, we look for ways to find and share joy, light, healing, and blessings. We reached out to filmmakers, authors, and film critics to learn where they’re finding inspiration this year. Some said family, others offered a meaningful …
The premiere of Happiness, which shows a world that provides such a striking contrast to our own technology-obsessed society, got us thinking about how the most tech-addicted among us could change our ways. We experiment with and investigate the challenges of going without our gadgets for awhile. Can you do it?
The director Thomas Balmes talks about what brought him to Bhutan to make Happiness, including how encroaching technology like TV may change everything, not necessarily for the better, in that tiny Himalayan nation, and about how filming in a remote mountain village was even harder than he expected.
Independent Lens officially announces our new slate of films scheduled to air in the fall 2014 on PBS. The series will take viewers around the globe to explore fascinating human stories in documentaries from the U.S., Norway, Japan, Bhutan, and India. Hope you’ll travel with us.