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May I Be Happy (Geelong)

 May I Be Happy reveals the significance of mindfulness practice in transforming the lives of young people.  Through poetic cinematography and sequences of teachers leading sensitive or boisterous practices to kids from different backgrounds, the film brings awareness to the benefits of mindfulness as a way out of violence and suffering, and as an attainable solution for younger generations.  This full-length feature documentary captures the very real challenges American children face, whether in elite private schools, public schools, on the streets, or in juvenile detention centers. Hearing the frustration of dedicated educators who find ways to teach from the heart, and seeing their optimistic work with youth is an uplifting experience. Interviews with teachers and leaders in the field of mindfulness research and education, including Dr. Dan Siegel and Vinny Ferraro, offer insights into the growing practice of mindfulness in education.  Covering varying approaches to mindfulness by a range of San Francisco Bay Area programs, May I Be Happy reminds us of children's natural capacity for wellbeing, resilience and happiness.    Watch the trailer    Q&A panel  Announced soon   About the event Through thought-provoking events that inspire action, and using the power of film to illuminate the issues of our time, Suburban Sandcastles is a movement for people seeking to live with their minds opened by wonder, not closed by belief. Join us at The Potato Shed in Drysdale for a nourishing meal and wholefood snacks available for purchase before the film. Connect with our community and explore what's on offer from our wellness and lifestyle exhibitors.  Event program 6pm doors open, nourishing food and drink available, local exhibitors 7pm film commences 8.30pm Q&A panel 9pm event concludes

May I Be Happy reveals the significance of mindfulness practice in transforming the lives of young people.

Through poetic cinematography and sequences of teachers leading sensitive or boisterous practices to kids from different backgrounds, the film brings awareness to the benefits of mindfulness as a way out of violence and suffering, and as an attainable solution for younger generations.

This full-length feature documentary captures the very real challenges American children face, whether in elite private schools, public schools, on the streets, or in juvenile detention centers. Hearing the frustration of dedicated educators who find ways to teach from the heart, and seeing their optimistic work with youth is an uplifting experience. Interviews with teachers and leaders in the field of mindfulness research and education, including Dr. Dan Siegel and Vinny Ferraro, offer insights into the growing practice of mindfulness in education.

Covering varying approaches to mindfulness by a range of San Francisco Bay Area programs, May I Be Happy reminds us of children's natural capacity for wellbeing, resilience and happiness.

Watch the trailer


Q&A panel

Announced soon

About the event
Through thought-provoking events that inspire action, and using the power of film to illuminate the issues of our time, Suburban Sandcastles is a movement for people seeking to live with their minds opened by wonder, not closed by belief. Join us at The Potato Shed in Drysdale for a nourishing meal and wholefood snacks available for purchase before the film. Connect with our community and explore what's on offer from our wellness and lifestyle exhibitors.

Event program
6pm doors open, nourishing food and drink available, local exhibitors
7pm film commences
8.30pm Q&A panel
9pm event concludes

Earlier Event: November 14
May I Be Happy (Bayside Melbourne)