Expired September 29, 2023 6:45 AM
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The in-theater screening of this film will be followed by a live Q&A with director/producer Jesse Moss and director/producer Amanda McBaine on September 20 at the Culver Theater. The live Q&A will be recorded and uploaded on this page and IDA's YouTube page a few days after the in-person event.

In 2018, a shocking event made headlines around the world: a young American missionary, John Chau, was killed by arrows while attempting to contact one of the world’s most isolated indigenous peoples on remote North Sentinel Island. Through exclusive interviews, and with unprecedented access to Chau’s secret plans, personal diaries, and video archives, THE MISSION examines the mythology of exploration that inspired him, the evangelical community that supported his quest, and reveals his own father’s heartbreak as Chau’s youthful thirst for adventure became a fatal obsession.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    103 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine
  • Producer
    Jonathan Chinn, p.g.a., Simon Chinn, p.g.a., Will Cohen, p.g.a., Jesse Moss, p.g.a., Amanda McBaine, p.g.a., Will Cohen, p.g.a.
  • Executive Producer
    Carolyn Bernstein, Doug Bock Clark
  • Cinematographer
    Thorsten Thielow
  • Editor
    Aaron Wickenden, ACE