World Cinema Documentary
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New York Premiere

Documentary Feature | USA/India | 2023 | English/Latin/Piraha/Hindi/Sarikoli/Onge | 103 minutes

John Chau, a young American missionary, went missing in 2018 while attempting to contact one of the world’s most isolated indigenous peoples on remote North Sentinel Island. Longtime collaborators and Emmy Award-winning directors Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss (BOYS STATE) uncover the gripping story through exclusive interviews and unprecedented access to Chau’s secret plans, personal diaries, and video archives. THE MISSION deftly examines the eternal mythology of exploration that inspired him, the evangelical community that supported his quest, and Chau’s father’s heartbreak when a youthful thirst for adventure became a dangerous obsession. A National Geographic release.


Scheduled to attend: Jesse Moss

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