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The Mission

Co-produced by the UK’s Simon Chinn, this sensitive re-telling of a real-life tragedy is constructed via exclusive interviews with failed missionaries and pre-eminent anthropologists, excerpts from Chau’s diary, personal video archives and letters from Chau's father. With a stunning score co-composed by the UK’s Danny Bensi, the documentary was co-produced by London-based company Lightbox.





In 2018, news of a young American missionary, John Chau, made global headlines after he was killed by an isolated Indigenous tribe on remote North Sentinel Island. Looking at what inspired his mission, we explore the evangelical community that supported him as well as insight from leading anthropologists.