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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, April 19, 2010

Bhutan documentary screens tonight at Honolulu Design Center

Advertiser staff

Imagine a country where happiness is the guiding principle of government, a people who see all life as sacred and the source of their happiness, a "hidden land rich" with renewable energy, a nation committed to preserving its culture, a government that measures progress by the People's Gross National Happiness.

Local filmmaker John Wehrheim's documentary asks if such ideals can be real. Can this small, isolated Himalayan country protect its environment and culture as they open their doors to the West?

The answer is found in the Bhutanese world view, that happiness can only be found by taking the middle path the path that balances the needs of man with the powerful spirits of nature that happiness can only be found in that "hidden land" within...

The movie screens at 7 p.m. A post-film Q&A and book-signing follows with writer/producer Wehrheim (Taylor Camp).

$5 all seats. Free parking, entrance on Piikoi St.

Monday is wine special night at Amuse Wine Bar just outside the theater.

Dinner and pupus are served at the Stage Restaurant and welcome

in the theater during the film.

Information: 223-0130