Man's Search for Happiness (Japanese, 1970)
Directed by "Judge" Wetzel Whitaker
Screenplay by Scott Whitaker
Production Company: Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio
Premiere Date: March 15, 1970
Length: 13 min.
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Subjects: plan of salvation; life; death;
Set in Japan with a Japanese cast, this remake of the 1964 film explores the same themes of birth, life, death, and the answers to mankind's most probing questions.
This version of the film was done for the World's Fair Expo in Japan by the regular BYU Motion Picture Studio crew, marking a monumental decision on the Church's part to create a film for a specific national market outside the United States. Despite the language barrier the film was finished promptly and according to the crew's desires, and the film was considered a great success at the Expo, especially since Japan is not a predominantly Christian country.
BYU/ LDs Motion Picture Studio Production #0789.
Medium: 16mm color
Film Editor: Frank S. Wise
Cinematographer: Robert Stum
Country: Japan/USA; shot entirely in former
Distributor: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Total Queries: 18. Total Execution Time: 0.011 sec.
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