Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness - DVD
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness - DVD
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness - DVD
Item#: LIF-861-D
Availability: immediate

Running Time: 14 minutes
G 9-Adult
Tiffany Shlain


"Highly Recommended! . . . A compelling cautionary tale . . . A treat to watch. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness is an excellent conversation starter in women’s studies and political science classes. The video is also recommended for media studies and communications classes because it is an excellent example of a documentary short film."
- Educational Media Reviews Online

"Witty narration, an upbeat musical score, and quirky sound effects humourously accent this discussion prompter."
- ALA Booklist

"Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, I loved it."
- Former Vice President Al Gore

"Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness is a powerful and sobering film on choice sprinkled with comic relief. A must see for any one interested in the status of women."
- Jackie Speier, California State Senator

"A superb pro-choice education film."
- Jane Ganahl, The San Francisco Chronicle

"Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness strikes a compelling balance of being both thoughtful entertainment and effective education and is sure to provoke intelligent conversation in any audience."
- Joel S. Bachar, Director, Microcinema


- Official Selection, Sundance 2003
- Best Documentary Short, Moab Film Festival
- Juror's Citation, Black Maria Film Festival
- Honorable Mention, Nashville International Film Festival



- Sundance Film Festival
- Rotterdam International Film Festival
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF
- NYU Film School Director's Series
- American Film Institute Film Festival
- Aspen Shortsfest
- Full Frame Documentary Film Fest
Playfully updating the 1950's school documentary, this award-winning film offers up political and social satire regarding the current state of reproductive rights in a fast-paced sweet to swallow spoonful.

Found-footage, animation and original images are interwoven into a collage containing the fictional stories of a conservative politician, a young couple, and a fundamentalist activist along with the decline in amphibian populations and the insidious creeping erosion of reproductive rights in the United States. All linked together through a Chinese dry cleaner.