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The Mission

by Tania Anderson Documentary Competition

Four young American Mormons are sent to Finland by their church to preach the Word of God. For the teenagers, the mission marks their first trip away from home. Equipped with the Book of Mormon and a tireless will to do good, they encounter one of the most introverted and unbelieving societies in the world in Finland. As a result, the youngsters must contend not only with a completely foreign language and sceptical interlocutors, but also with homesickness and emerging doubts. Director Tania Anderson accompanied the young missionaries at close range to create an intimate and tactful insight into a religious community with its very own rules.

About the director(s)

Helsinki-based filmmaker Tania Anderson has more than ten years' experience in the media industry. Most recently, she worked as a journalist for National Geographic, and developed her passion for telling the extraordinary stories of ordinary people. Her debut feature-length documentary film THE MISSION had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival.

Filmography: The Mission (2022)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: DOC: Faith & Religion
  • Country, Year: Finland, Germany, 2022
  • Runtime: 96 Min
  • Languages: English, Finnish
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Tania Anderson
  • Cast: Elder Tyler Davis, Sister McKenna Field, Elder Kaii Pauole, Sister Megan Bills
  • Screenplay: Tania Anderson
  • Cinematography: Antti Savolainen
  • Editor: Suvi Solja
  • Music: Mikko Joensuu
  • Producers: Isabella Karhu, Juho-Pekka Tanskanen, Dirk Manthey
  • Production Companies: Danish Bear Productions, Dirk Manthey Films
  • World Sales: Autlook Filmsales GmbH
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