WorldViews: Gazan who shot local version of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ is not happy

By Ishaan Tharoor, July 24, 2014

In April, Gaza showed that it was "Happy." A local videographer helped the Palestinian enclave join the global trend of people dancing and smiling to the tune of Pharrell Williams' inexorably catchy song. In the video, ordinary Gazans dance, clap and goof around in various locales across the territory. It's sweet and utterly banal, which is part of the point of the whole phenomenon.

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