Mission: Joy — Finding Happiness in Troubled Times

88 mins


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. His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu give us unprecedented access to their unlikely friendship as they transcend religion to offer neuroscience-backed wisdom to help each of us live with more joy, despite circumstances. Prepare to be deeply moved through this laugh-out-loud documentary from Academy Award-winning Louie Psihoyos and co-director Peggy Callahan.

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Peggy Callahan Louie Psihoyos

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Featured in the 2022 Mountainfilm Festival.

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Mission: JOY

People are hurting. Bring JOY to people at home and abroad who need it most. Donations help fund Mission: JOY screenings for marginalized populations, colleges, and faith communities; a global Social Action Campaign to send a wave of joy around the world; and The BIG JOY Project – the largest JOY-focused citizen science research project in partnership with UC Berkeley, Harvard and other institutions that also teaches people how to create more JOY for themselves RIGHT NOW. Help to carry on Archbishop Tutu and the Dalai Lama's final joint mission to help everyone around the world live with more JOY.

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