Deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, Mission: JOY is a documentary with unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu. In their final joint mission, these self-described mischievous brothers give a master class in how to create joy in a world that was never easy for them. They offer neuroscience-backed wisdom to help each of us live with more joy, despite circumstances.
Consisting largely of never-before-seen footage shot over 5 days at the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala, the film invites viewers to join these luminaries behind the scenes as they recount stories from their lives, each having lived through periods of incredible difficulty and strife. With genuine affection, mutual respect and a healthy dose of teasing, these unlikely friends impart lessons gleaned from lived experience, ancient traditions, and the latest cutting-edge science regarding how to live with joy in the face of all of life’s challenges from the extraordinary to the mundane.
The film will screen at the 2022 Greater Farmington Film Festival on Friday, October 7th, at 7pm, at the Riviera Cinema. Here are 5 good reasons to join us for the film.
- The film was inspired by the international bestseller, The Book of JOY, co-authored by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Doug Abrams.
- The film is directed by Peggy Callahan and Louie Psihoyos, winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for the film The Cove.
- Science shows that starting with even just one ACT OF JOY will help you feel better, right now.
- Director Peggy Callahan told Deadline, “We’re not preaching in this film but I hope that people see through their stories that joy is an inside job and it then becomes an external job when you interact with other people.”
- Mission: Joy is an antidote for the times.
Purchase your tickets today at gffilmfest.com/films!