HAPPY is a feature documentary that takes us on a global journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. HAPPY combines cutting-edge science from the new field of "positive psychology"with real-life stories of people from around the world whose lives illustrate these findings. We see the story of a beautiful woman named Melissa Moody, a mother of three who had a "perfect life"until the day she was run over by a truck. Disabled for nine years and disfigured for life, amazingly she is happier now than before her accident. Manoj Singh, a rickshaw puller from the slums of Kolkata, India who lives in a hut made of plastic bags with his family, is found to be as happy as the average American. Through these and other stories HAPPY leads us toward a deeper understanding of how the choices we make dramatically effect our sense of well-being and happiness.