Discover 'happiness' at new film festival

Organisers hope to build awareness of personal well-being through event

Mr Simon Leow (far left) and Mr Sherman Ho at The Projector, where they will hold a film festival this month as part of the Happiness Initiative. The festival will feature six films that each explore an aspect of well-being, as well as workshops on t
Mr Simon Leow (left) and Mr Sherman Ho at The Projector, where they will hold a film festival this month as part of the Happiness Initiative. The festival will feature six films that each explore an aspect of well-being, as well as workshops on the science of happiness and finding meaning in life.ST PHOTO: SAHIBA CHAWDHARY

Disillusioned with the education system, a former vice-principal worked together with an ex-commodity trader, who was burnt-out from the rat race, to organise what is believed to be the world's first Happiness Film Festival.

It will be held in Singapore this month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2019, with the headline 'Discover 'happiness' at new film festival'. Print Edition | Subscribe