Back from Bhutan.
The Happiest Place is the story of a 42-day journey across Bhutan and a complex reflection on the relative notion of happiness across cultures.
As the only country in the world to measure social progress by “gross national happiness,” Bhutan suggests a different model for development than that of the industrialized West. After shooting 300 hours of footage on the ground, the film’s director, Ben Henretig, returned to the US and launched a Kickstarter project to fund post-production work and build support for his story.
Henretig just updated his backers with a mountain of developments, including a new website that offers an intimate look at the process of distilling a film from 36 terabytes of video.