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Mission: JOY

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Deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, this documentary gives unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international Nobel Peace Prize winners and global icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Archbishop Tutu. Offering groundbreaking neuroscience-backed wisdom to help each of us find more joy in our daily lives, the never-before-seen footage shot over five days at the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala, invites viewers to join these luminaries as they recount stories from their profound lives. Through genuine affection, mutual respect, and a healthy dose of teasing, these friends impart ways to live joyously regardless of the challenges of life, whether extraordinary or mundane. Mission: Joy is an antidote for the times.

Running Time: 88 min.
Subject(s): Ethnography, Health, Human Rights, Mental Health, Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality, Science, Social Justice, Society
Language(s): Italian
Subtitles: English, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Director(s):
Producer(s): Peggy Callahan, Mark Monroe, John Negropontes (Co-Producer)
Cinematographer: Jason Eksuzian
Editor(s): Joshua Altman, Andrew Buckland, Barry O Donnell, Matthew Stamm
Production Company: Artemis Rising Foundation, Diamond Docs, John Templeton Foundation, The Film Collaborative, Voices4Freedom

Festival Participation

  • Tribeca Film Festival - 2021
    Official Selection
  • Sedona International Film Festival - 2021
  • Boulder International Film Festival - 2021
  • Phoenix Film Festival - 2021
  • Milwaukee Film Cultures & Communities Festival - 2021
  • Berkshire International Film Festival - 2021
  • Breck Film Festival - 2021
  • Calgary International - 2021

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