Feature Documentaries

The Mission

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Category: Feature Documentary

Directors: Jesse Moss & Amanda McBaine

Producers: Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn, Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine, & Will Cohen

Co-Producers: Vanessa Tovell, Carolyn Sperry Lewis

Executive Producers: Carolyn Bernstein, Doug Bock Clark

Editor: Aaron Wickenden


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. THE MISSION uncovers the gripping story beyond the headlines. 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.

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