The Play Film – A Documentary

Joie de Vivre (The Joy of Life) 

Joie de Vivre (The Joy of Life) is a feature-length documentary about PLAY in the modern world. It explores how our biological drive to play relates to brain development, innovation and creativity, and humanity’s powerful pursuit of happiness. Find more about this beautiful film here, or click Mr. Einstein below.

Here’s a sneak peek at Joie’s most recent write-up in the Take Back Your Time Initiative’s National Newsletter:

“Filmmaker, Crystal Place, is working on a feature-length documentary that is worth keeping an eye out for. The film, Joie de Vivre (The Joy of Life), is a feature-length documentary that explores the shifting priority of PLAY in the modern world. It sheds lights on the enormous contributions Play has made to historical and present-day technologies and discoveries (The Space Shuttle! Airplanes! The Internet!), its scientific importance in our healthy brain development, why it is the *birthplace* of innovation and creativity and its impacts on our physical, mental (and, yes, even economical) well being. 

Joie takes us on an adventure around the world and offers an honest, new perspective and deeply compelling look at Play and the human condition. “Play”, Place says, “is the essence of life, afterall”. The film will be launching its Kickstarter video soon, so keep an eye out and feel free to help spread the word. If interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Crystal directly at: info (at) joiedevivrefilm (dot) com.”

Be a part of it!

⇨ Visit Joie’s official site at:

“The truly great advances of this generation will be made by those who can make

outrageous connections, and only a mind which knows how to play can do that.”

-Nagle Jackson

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Even TED has something to say about it!

   *For this TED talk and other TED talks visit their amazing site here.


is more important

than knowledge.”  

-Albert Einstein 



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