FMTV - Finding Happiness

Finding Happiness

Runtime: 95m 36s | Release date: 2013

Fictional journalist Juliet Palmer, (Elisabeth Rohm, Law and Order, Heroes, American Hustle), an investigative reporter specializing in stories that expose corruption, receives an unusual (and unwanted) assignment from her boss at Profiles magazine: she’ll visit a spiritual community in northern California that has developed alternative solutions to the world’s problems for nearly half a century. While at Ananda World Brotherhood Village, she’ll interview its visionary founder.

With a fair portion of skepticism and a dash of curiosity, Juliet embarks on a professional and personal journey that will open her eyes and change her life. 

Her first contact is with the community’s music director, David Eby, who is assigned as her guide. He picks her up at the Sacramento airport and as Juliet quizzes him about his life before moving to the community, she discovers an intelligent and sensitive soul. Although still skeptical, she arrives at the Ananda Village with a more open mind.

All of the people who Juliet meets are real people, playing themselves, and with unscripted interviews. Her first encounter is with the community’s founder, Swami Kriyananda, who started the first Ananda community in 1969. Prepared to discover inconsistencies between the community’s philosophy of simplicity and high-mindedness, Juliet is disarmed by Kriyananda’s genuine interest in her and their spontaneous conversation. He encourages her to meet whomever she wishes and to come back at the end of her visit to report what she has seen and to ask further questions.  

Featuring:
Elizabeth Rohm
Swami Kriyananda
John M. Jackson
Paramhansa Yogananda
David Eby

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Jan Moore | 2 months, 1 week ago
At last, a movie celebrating life instead of guns, foul language, explicit sex scenes ....I truly am uplifted, inspired and motivated within my community to spread this fellowship...namaste
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Rozanne van Heiningen | 4 months ago
lovely movie, I wish I could live there, who knows...
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 4 months ago
This is indeed, lovely, Rozanne. Thank you for watching :) ~ Pauline@FMTV
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Jacqueline Kassick | 4 months, 1 week ago
I absolutely love this film! I've watched it many many times... it uplifts my heart and deeply inspires my soul! There's a new documentary called "The Answer", about Swami Kriyananda (the founder of Ananda Community) and his encounter with Paramhansa Yogananda. Also, I'm really looking forward to watching the documentary "2040" , it explores what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. We all need to make these changes now... Please, please make both available on FMTV!!! With much love and gratitude for all the marvellous work you do!
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 4 months, 1 week ago
We are glad you loved this film, Jacqueline! These titles seem interesting! I will pass this feedback to the team as we may have these added to the list, in the future! Thank you so much for the suggestions :) ~ Pauline@FMTV
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Jan Moore | 2 months, 1 week ago
Wow, I would love to see those movies as well...blessings be to all
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Cynthia Jordan | 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Lovely!
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Jori | FMTV | 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi Cythia, glad you loved this ❤️ ~ Jori@FMTV
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Marilyn Read | 4 months, 2 weeks ago
What a fabulous concept......very inspiring film, it makes your heart Sing many thanks.
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Ivory David | FMTV | 4 months, 2 weeks ago
So happy you liked the film Marilyn, keep the positive vibe going! ~ Ivory@FMTV
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