1hr 43mins

An extraordinary cautionary tale, this engrossing, critically acclaimed documentary explores the life and death of Christian missionary John Allen Chau, and his fateful pilgrimage to the isolated island community of the Sentinelese, from which he never returned.

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Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss
Moderate violence, injury detail, sexual violence references, racism

In 2018 a shocking event made headlines around the world: a young American missionary, John Chau, had been killed while attempting to contact one of the world’s most isolated communities on the remote North Sentinel Island.

From acclaimed directors Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss (Boys State), 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 reveals the mythology of exploration that inspired him, the evangelical community that supported his quest, and his own father’s heartbreak as Chau’s youthful thirst for adventure became a fatal obsession.