The Mission (2023)
- R13 | 1h43 | Documentary
- In Theaters: Mon, Oct 23, 2023
- Cast: Lawrence Kao, David Shih... more
THE MISSION (2023) delves deep into the harrowing tale of John Chau, the young American missionary whose tragic end on North Sentinel Island in 2018 captivated global attention. Venturing beyond the sensational headlines, this documentary offers an intimate look into Chau's life and the events leading up to his fateful expedition. With exclusive access to Chau's personal diaries, meticulous plans, and never-before-seen video footage, viewers are granted a unique window into his motivations and the fervent evangelical community that championed his mission. The film also poignantly captures the anguish of Chau's father, torn between pride and despair as his son's zealous spirit of exploration spirals into a perilous fixation. Directed and written by Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss, THE MISSION features compelling performances by Pam Arlund, Dan Davis, and Levi Davis, painting a comprehensive portrait of a life driven by faith and the ultimate price of passion.