11 May 2022, 06:30 pm
Programme Type
Discussions, Films and Exhibitions
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building


Curated by Rajiv Mehrotra

Happiness Class (51 min; 2021; English & with subtitles)
Directed by Samina Mishra

Screening will be followed by a discussion with: 
Abha Adams, educationist, writer and former Education Adviser, Step by Step School, NOIDA; Dr. Manish Jain, Assistant Professor, School of Education Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi; and Samina Mishra, documentary filmmaker, writer and teacher

The film is a journey into the unique and fascinating world of children: their preoccupations, their worries, and their idea of happiness. It is set in the context of the Delhi Government’s efforts to curate a Happiness Curriculum in its schools, inspired by HH the Dalai Lama’s commitment to nurture social, emotional and ethical learning amongst the young. In a world challenged by competition, conflicts and polarization, the film asks what the pursuit of happiness really means and what role education can play

(Collaboration: Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama)