The Mission

The Mission

classified 15

Please note: This was screened in Nov 2023

Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine
103 mins, 2023, USA
Primary language

Animation and archive combine in this compelling portrait of the life and death of young missionary, John Allen Chau.

In 2018, US-based Christian missionary John Allen Chau made an illegal and fatal voyage to an island in the Indian Ocean in order to convert one of the last remaining isolated communities on Earth – the Sentinelese.

Making use of the diaries written by John and his father, The Mission examines the calling and the actions that led to his death, revealing the complicated and controversial world of missionaries, and the legacy of religious imperialism in the modern world.

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