The Are You Happy? Project

Are you happy?

June 5th 2023


In Pakistan

Ozair Rao

It seems like there’s no middle ground when Ozair Rao asks people about happiness in Karachi.



Irma Luz Poma Canchumani

Appreciation for just being alive is a recurring theme when Irma Luz Poma Canchumani talks to people about happiness in Peru.



In Scotland

Julian Cheatle

Inner-happiness is the theme when Julian Cheatle interviews people in Glasgow.



In Wales

Cath Lewis, Danae Hunter, Mandy Rose
Work, and the lack of it, get in the way of happiness for some interviewees in Cardiff.

In Trinidad

John Barry
Talk turns to God when John Barry asks passers-by about happiness in a Trinidad park.

In Argentina

Maria Rosa Andreotti
There’s philosophical reflection and intense emotion in Maria Rosa Andreotti’s recordings in Argentina.

In Sofia

Petya Nakova, Nina Pehlivanova 

To the surprise of the filmmakers there’s optimism that things will be better for the next generation in Bulgaria.

In Mongolia

Of Land & Water
Family and country loom large in recordings with passers-by in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.

In England

Brian Chew, Rita Madeira
Happiness leads to talk of economics, politics, and philosophy in Brian Chew and Rita Madeira’s interviews in the Easton neighbourhood of Bristol.

In Uganda

Irene Nduta
Scraping by or not seems like the luck of the draw in Irene Nduta’s encounters with people working in a Ugandan market.

Tasmania Part 2

Kate Nash
Part 2 — Kate Nash ponders the business of the interview as she talks with passers-by outside an art gallery.

Tasmania Part 1

Kate Nash
Kate Nash ponders the business of the interview as she talks to passers-by outside an art gallery.

Novi Sad, Serbia

27 Productions
Jovan Djerich talks to people on the streets of Novi Sad

In Maharastra

Video Volunteers producer Rohini Pawar
Rohini Pawar interviews people in the small village of Wahle, India

From Jharkhand

Video Volunteers producer Mukesh Rajak
Mukesh Rajak talks to people in his community in Jharkhand India

Chronicle of a Winter

Reuben Ross
Reuben Ross, who studies visual anthropology at the University of Kent, has been filming in Canterbury. The black and white footage downplays the passage of time since Rouch’s original.