Secrets from the happiest place: Ben Henretig at TEDxStanford

Ben Henretig is the co-founder and creative director of the film production company Micro-Documentaries. Henretig has personally directed and filmed hundreds of short films for world-changing organizations, including the Clinton Global Initiative, TED and (RED), founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver. In 2011, Henretig joined a team of four adventure athletes on an unprecedented quest to cross the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan by foot and bike. The journey gave rise to his current project: a feature-length documentary called THE HAPPIEST PLACE that explores what people in the West can learn from Bhutan’s unique policy of “Gross National Happiness” about living happier, more meaningful lives.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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