The Mission

There's a fine line between faith and madness.

The Mission – Ottawa Premiere screenings the week of October 20, 22, 23, 24!

Advance tickets now available for The Mission!

26-year-old American missionary John Chau was killed as he attempted to make contact with an Indigenous group off the coast of India, one of the last communities on the planet still living in isolation.
From the Sundance, SXSW, and Emmy award winning directors of Boys State!

“It’s a troubling, smart, must-see documentary.” (Vox)

“triumphant…thought-provoking…fascinating” (IndieWire)

“an intriguing and complex portrait ” (The Playlist)

“a thoughtful, fair-minded exploration…an intriguing, multifaceted documentary.” (Screen Daily)

*Please take note that doors open 30 minutes before showtimes. We encourage people to arrive early. We have a small box office, a small candy bar, and a single-screen cinema, meaning that when most of an audience shows up a few minutes before showtime, it causes a bottleneck. If possible, we appreciate you arriving a little bit early to pick out your seat and get your popcorn. Thanks for your help!

American Christian missionary John Chau was murdered when he tried to illegally contact and convert some of the world’s last uncontacted indigenous people. Through exclusive interviews and archival footage of John’s journey, THE MISSION explores themes that strike deep at the heart of religion, colonialism, and anthropology, questioning where we draw the line between faith and fanaticism, exploration and exploitation, imagination and destruction.
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