Disney has announced that the National Geographic documentary, “The Mission”, will be coming to Hulu and Disney+ in the United States on Friday 8th December 2023.
American Christian missionary John Chau was killed when he tried to contact and convert some of the world’s last uncontacted indigenous peoples – The Sentinelese. Contradictory and divided reactions from the public and even within his own family reveal a deeper understanding of the real John Chau – a young man with an adventurous spirit and a singular obsession. Through exclusive interviews, archival footage of John’s journey to North Sentinel and his detailed diaries, this film explores the antiquated notions of exploration that shaped him, the evangelical community that drove his quest, his own father’s heartbreak, and the lasting repercussions of this complex story.
The documentary comes from Emmy Award-winning directors Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss (“Boys State”), Lightbox’s Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn (“Man on Wire,” “Searching for Sugar Man”), Emmy Award-winning producer Jonathan Chinn (“LA 92,” “Tina”) and Emmy Award-nominated producer Will Cohen (“Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie”).
“The Mission” is co-produced by Vanessa Tovell and Carolyn Sperry Lewis, edited by Aaron Wickenden (ACE), and executive produced by Doug Bock Clark with animation from Jason Carpenter and Holly Stone and music by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans. Thorsten Thielow serves as director of photography. Carolyn Bernstein serves as executive producer for National Geographic Documentary Films.
The film was released in cinemas in October, and it was also screened at numerous festivals around the world, including the BFI London Film Festival.
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