LFF: The Mission
BFI London Film Festival presents The Mission, a documentary about the missionary John Allen Chau, his death and religious imperialism.
Animation and archive combine in this compelling portrait of the life and death of young missionary John Allen Chau.
In 2018, US-based Christian missionary John Allen Chau made an illegal and fatal voyage to an island in the Indian Ocean in order to convert one of the last remaining isolated communities on Earth – the Sentinelese.
Making use of the diaries written by John and his father, The Mission examines the calling and the actions that led to his death, revealing the complicated and controversial world of missionaries, and the legacy of religious imperialism in the modern world.
Please note: this festival screening will start promptly at the advertised time and will not include ads or trailers.
Presented as part of the 67th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express.