5:30 pm - Thursday, April 28

Film: The History of Joy

San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park, San Diego


Inspired by the Eight Pillars of Joy outlined in "The Book of Joy" by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, this film invites viewers to take an unforgettable theatrical journey through moments of everyday magic and extraordinary possibility.

Written by award-winning poet laureate nominee Gill Sotu, “The History of Joy” is inspired by real-life stories of struggle, beauty, and triumph. Produced by Vanguard Culture in partnership with The Rosin Box Project.

The "History of Joy" premieres on Thursday, April 28 at the Museum of Photographic Arts. The film will also be screened virtually on our YouTube channel.

Event schedule:
5:30 PM – Doors open, explore photography exhibitions
6:00 PM – Cocktails and silent auction
7:00 PM – Film screening
9:15 PM – Post-show Q&A with director, cinematographer, and cast members (20-min)

Admission/Cost: $10 - $50

Museum of Photographic Arts
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA

Thursday, April 28 - 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM