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The History of Joy Film Screening

April 28, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - April 28, 2022 @ 9:30 pm

Inspired by the ‘Eight Pillars of Joy outlined in The Book of Joy – by the Dalai Lama & 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.

This film will be screened in-person at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park on April 28, 2022.

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Prior to entering the event space, all guests 12 years and up must show proof of full vaccination, along with photo ID. You may present your physical vaccination card, a photo of your vaccination card or QR code from medical provider or State of California’s Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record. It is a very simple process. Simply visit the link below, enter your information and a QR code will be sent to you via text. All Vanguard Culture staff and volunteers will be fully vaccinated. https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov

Event Details

Start:   April 28, 2022
Time:   5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

MOPA is now MOPA@SDMA!Learn More


Welcome to the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art!

As of July 1, 2023, the Museum of Photographic Arts and The San Diego Museum of Art have merged to become one unified institution. The Museum of Photographic Arts is now the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA).

MOPA@SDMA remains a pay-what-you wish museum open Thursdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you soon!