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

The Mission


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



Suvi Railo

Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Documentary Films

• festival distribution strategy for documentary films
• travel, project and material and marketing support for documentary films

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