TAG: happiness

9 Lights for Hanukkah: Finding Light in Dark Times

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 … READ MORE

In Pursuit of “Happiness,” a Filmmaker Goes to Bhutan

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 Announces New Fall Slate

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.