• human rights/social issues ,
  • Documentary films, over 30 min
2022 | 95 min

The Mission

Details

Four American teenagers have received a mission from God that takes them from the safety of their remote religion-filled bubbles to the other side of the planet. In the frozen forested lands of Finland, these impassioned, wide-eyed teens confront local Finns, Europe’s most non-religious and private people, and attempt to convert them to their faith, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
 
As they struggle with missing their families, aching feet, and daily rejection, these young “Saints” are pushed beyond their limits, falling deeper into their faith. While most return home as triumphant survivors and heroes, for some the mission is too heavy a load to bear.
 
World premiere: Sundance 2022 / World Cinema Documentary Competition

Sundance screening times
 
DIRECTOR: Tania Anderson
SCRIPT: Tania Anderson
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Antti Savolainen
EDITING: Suvi Solja
SOUND DESIGN: Janis Grossmann-Alhambra
CO-PRODUCER: Dirk Manthey / Dirk Manthey Film Ug
PRODUCERS: Isabella Karhu, Juho-Pekka Tanskanen
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Danish Bear Productions
SALES: Autlook Filmsales

Director

Contact

Arttu Manninen

Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Documentary Films

• deputy Jan 28, 2022 – Feb 28, 2023
• festival distribution strategy for documentary films
• project, travel and material support for international promotion: documentary films

+ 358 44 491 9069