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The Mission (12A)

  • 1h 43m

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  • Duration 1h 43m
  • Type Documentary

USA | 2023 | 103' | Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss

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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