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Julie Benasra

About Julie Benasra

Julie Benasra is an Award-winning documentary film director, producer, author and journalist, specialized in pop culture and social related subjects. Julie currently serves as co-founder & content director for Positive Solutions, an international cause-driven content agency & film production company dedicated to promote positive thinkers who aim to make the world a better place. Julie’s content-creation experience (TV/video/web/film/print) enabled her to develop an innovative editorial style and approach, and to apply it to content marketing, branded entertainment, social media management and event production. Thanks to her bilingual and bicultural education (French-American), Julie also applies her storytelling skills to both a US and international audience. Her latest documentary film, FROM DOMINATED TO DOMINANT, about women’s emancipation and empowerment through pop/rock music, was commissioned and distributed by Europe’s leading cultural TV network, ARTE, as part of a 4-film documentary series, for which she wrote all scripts and came up with the original concept. Previously, Julie wrote and directed GOD SAVE MY SHOES, an award-winning feature documentary about the relationship between women and shoes. The film, produced by CAID Productions & Canal+, was released in theatres in the US, Japan, South Korea and Russia. It reached 100 million people in the US and Canada and was broadcasted to an additional 20 million viewers in 18 countries. Julie also served as journalist, story editor, and first assistant director on EUROPE’S MUSIC LEGENDS, a 9-film documentary series for Sony Music. Julie graduated in media & communications from Fordham University, New York. She now lives in France.

Happiness Confessions, Episode 6 – With Mo Gawdat – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We are very happy to release Ep. 6 of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin. In this episode, titled "Life's Cruelest Test", Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer at Google [X], bestselling author and founder of #onebillionhappy, recalls what happened the day he lost his 21 year old son, Ali. He shares how he has overcome the most inhuman test for any parent and faced life to move beyond the grief. https://youtu.be/N9QS2f6igAk Directed by Marcelo Bukin. Produced by Thierry Daher, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net). With the support of the World Happiness Summit. (www.wohasu.world). #HappinessConfessions #PositiveSolutionsAgency @Marcelo Bukin #MarceloBukin #Thierry Daher #MoGawdat #wohasu

By | 2018-09-27T14:17:16+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happiness Confessions, Episode 5 – With Giancarlo Molero – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We are glad to release Ep. 5 (in Spanish) of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin. In this episode, titled "Real Men Do Cry", Giancarlo Molero, Happiness Innovator & Founder of Toy Feliz, explores happiness through the lens of his Latin roots, highlighting the importance of emotions and of openness… especially for men. https://youtu.be/zAGrmMuTnqQ Directed by Marcelo Bukin. Produced by Thierry Daher, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net). With the support of the World Happiness Summit. (www.wohasu.world). #HappinessConfessions #PositiveSolutionsAgency #MarceloBukin #ThierryDaher #GiancarloMolero #wohasu

By | 2018-09-27T14:17:52+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happiness Confessions, Episode 4 – With Sandro Formica, PhD – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We're happy to release Episode 4 of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin. Titled "Life’s Most Beneficial Experience”, this episode features international Author and Speaker Sandro Formica, PhD, who unveils how suffering can often hide life’s “most beneficial experience”. A lesson Sandro has learned the hard way, yet which also helped him find a way to truly live life. https://youtu.be/vwJwQawUaUc Directed by Marcelo Bukin. Produced by Thierry Daher, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net). With the support of the World Happiness Summit (www.wohasu.world).  #HappinessConfessions #PositiveSolutionsAgency #MarceloBukin #ThierryDaher #IsaacPrilleltensky #wohasu

By | 2018-09-27T14:19:46+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happiness Confessions, Episode 3 – With Isaac Prilleltensky, PhD – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We're very happy to release episode 3 of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin, in which international author and speaker Prilleltensky Isaac, PhD, shares how he was able to find happiness and his purpose in life after a major tragedy. https://youtu.be/bw5i3UeiUhc   Directed by Marcelo Bukin. Produced by Thierry Daher, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net). With the support of the World Happiness Summit (www.wohasu.world).  #HappinessConfessions #PositiveSolutionsAgency #MarceloBukin #ThierryDaher #IsaacPrilleltensky #wohasu

By | 2018-09-27T14:20:19+00:00 August 26th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happiness Confessions, Episode 2 – With Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We're excited to share a new episode of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin, in which international author and speaker Tal Ben-Shahar explains the impact of social media and of social life on happiness.  https://youtu.be/RX5jexDCylc Directed by Marcelo Bukin & Produced by Thierry Daher, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net). With the support the World Happiness Summit(www.wohasu.world) #HappinessConfessions #PositiveSolutionsAgency #marcelobukin #Thierry Daher #TalBenShahar  #wohasu

By | 2018-09-27T14:20:21+00:00 August 26th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happiness Confessions, Episode 1 – With Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We are proud to release the first episode of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin.  Titled “Purpose & the Pursuit of Happiness”, Vicente Fox Quesada, former President of Mexico, shares what he thinks are the most essential elements to find happiness and how women should be the ones taking over the world and a leading role in the XXIst century. https://youtu.be/M7UGXLWDzcU Directed by Marcelo Bukin & Produced by Thierry Daher, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net) With the support of the World Happiness Summit www.wohasu.world #HappinessConfessions #PositiveSolutionsAgency #Thierry Daher #VicenteFox #marcelobukin #wohasu

By | 2018-09-27T14:20:54+00:00 August 26th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happiness Confessions – A short film series directed by Marcelo Bukin

We're glad to announce the release of our latest series, Happiness Confessions, a cinematic short film series, directed by Marcelo Bukin, produced by Thierry Daher, and featuring some of the world’s top thinkers in the Science of Happiness. These world-class experts share their own life lessons, ideas and hardships, reflecting on how to experience true happiness in life. Filmed during the 2018 World Happiness Summit in Miami (https://happinesssummit.world/), Happiness Confessions features 10 episodes that will release every Wednesday from August 1st until October 10th, 2018 on Positive Solutions online channels and on the World Happiness Summit channels. #positivesolutionsagency #ChooseHappiness #WOHASU #onebillionhappy #solveforhappy @marcelobukin   For any question, please start a conversation@positivesolutions.net Director: Marcelo Bukin Producer: Thierry Daher Production Company: Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net) Cast: Vincente Fox, Former President of Mexico Tal Ben Shahar, [...]

By | 2018-08-02T15:24:51+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Executive in Residence, a Positive-Business Series with Mo Gawdat

We are proud to release our new video series, titled "Executive in Residence, a Positive-Business Series”, produced in association with top business school INSEAD. In this series, Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer of Google [X], who has started half of Google's offices worldwide, describes what he thinks are the two critical habits of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, why fear is an illusion that can bring down your business, the underlying reasons that led to Google's unprecedented success, what advice he wishes he had received as a kid, and the incredible power of the "happy list" both in day-to-day life and in business. Episode 1 In this episode, Mo Gawdat describes what he thinks are the two critical habits of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. Of the [...]

By | 2018-10-30T14:31:26+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

In the Face of Artificial Intelligence, Happiness is Not A Luxury. It is a Question of Survival.

Artificial intelligence is predicted to have an unprecedented impact on society and possibly humanity. On one end of the spectrum, there are the optimists, like Mark Zuckerberg, who are confident in the technology bringing positive change to our world, such as replacing humans in dangerous jobs, automated transportation, solving climate change, home improvement/care, healthcare & management, surveillance, farming, to name just a few realms and industries that will be profoundly changed by AI and robotics. And at the other end of the spectrum, renowned personalities, AI insiders, such as Elon Musk CEO of XSpace and Tesla, Bill Gates of Microsoft, the late physicist Stephen Hawkings, or Apple’s Steve Wozniak are warning against AI’s power. Our friend and client Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer at Google [X] finds himself on both ends of the spectrum. According to Mo, who has spent the [...]

By | 2018-07-22T19:34:46+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

A Foolproof Formula To Be Happy No Matter What Life Brings Our Way

Often limited to the private sphere, happiness is no longer just an individual matter. No. Happiness has become a science, an industry and a real economic concern. Following the example of Silicon Valley giants like Google or Netflix – which have cultivated well-being at work for many many years – the trend is picking up speed in France and Europe: rising emergence of Chief Happiness Officers, appreciation for the organizational structure of startups, implementation of benefits such as telecommuting or other employee wellbeing advantages… Why, in today’s economic climate, give so much importance to the happiness of individuals in general and employees in particular? Simply because an unhappy employee is expensive (sick leave, absenteeism…). But most importantly because a happy employee – a multitude of scientific studies have proven it [...]

By | 2018-06-03T01:59:50+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments