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MISSION JOY: FINDING HAPPINESS IN TROUBLED TIMES & MY INVISIBLE HUSBAND

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Deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, Mission: JOY is a documentary with

unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international icons who

transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu. In their

final joint mission, these self-described mischievous brothers give a master

class in how to create joy in a world that was never easy for them. They offer

neuroscience-backed wisdom to help each of us live with more joy, despite

circumstances.


Inspired by New York Times bestseller The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a

Changing World, the film showcases the exchange between these two Nobel

Peace Prize winners that led to that book.


Consisting largely of never-before-seen footage shot over 5 days at the Dalai

Lama's residence in Dharamsala, the film invites viewers to join these

luminaries behind the scenes as they recount stories from their lives, each

having lived through periods of incredible difficulty and strife.


With genuine affection, mutual respect, and a healthy dose of teasing, these

unlikely friends impart lessons gleaned from lived experience, ancient

traditions, and the latest cutting-edge science regarding how to live with joy in

the face of all of life's challenges from the extraordinary to the mundane.

Mission: Joy is an antidote for the times.


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FHFF wishes to thank photokunst for sponsoring this film through a generous donation.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    LOUIE PSIHOYOS, PEGGY CALLAHAN (Co-Director)
  • Producer
    PEGGY CALLAHAN, MARK MONROE
  • Executive Producer
    GERALYN DREYFOUS, REGINA K. SCULLY, ORLY RAVID, DARLA ANDERSON, DAMIEN DE FROBERVILLE, SUSAN BAUER-WU, RIP GELLEIN, PAULO LIMA, CONNIE KEMMERER, THE GAEL FOUNDATION, JONI WINSTON, TOMMEE MAY, JESSIE CREEL, LOUIE PSIHOYOS, PEGGY CALLAHAN, MARI SNYDER JOHNSON, SHANNON O’LEARY JOY, JANE KACHMER, JAMIE DRUMMOND, BRIDGIT LOMBARD, PAM OMIDYAR, SHANNON SEDGWICK DAVIS, MPHO TUTU VAN FURTH, THUPTEN JINPA LANGRI, DOUG ABRAMS
  • Co-Producer
    JOHN NEGROPONTES
  • Cast
    HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA, ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU, THUPTEN JINPA LANGRI, MPHO TUTU VAN FURTH, DOUG ABRAMS, SONJA LYUBOMIRSKY, RICHIE DAVIDSON
  • Editor
    ANDREW BUCKLAND, JOSHUA ALTMAN, BARRY O DONNELL, MATT STAMM
  • Composer
    DOMINIC MESSINGER