27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Mission: Joy – Finding Happiness in Troubled Times
director: Peggy Callahan, Louie Psihoyos
original title: Mission: Joy – Finding Happiness in Troubled Times
country: United States
running time: 88 min.
synopsisTwo icons of world religion and the struggle for freedom meet for the first time after many years apart to discuss the search for joy in today's complicated world. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a Buddhist and the spiritual leader of Tibet, and Desmond Tutu, a South African archbishop and fighter against apartheid, are long-standing friends who tackle wickedness with a wicked sense of humor. The film reconstructs their lives and the political events that shaped them as political and spiritual leaders. In this unique footage of their conversation, they lead a mission in search for joy, finding support along the way from the findings of modern scientists' and the ideas of literary figures.
“You are made for perfection. You are not yet perfect, you are a masterpiece in the making.”
biographyLouie Psihoyos (* 1957) is an American photographer and documentary filmmaker. He works as a photographer for National Geographic and is the brains behind many successful environmentalist films (such as The Game Changers, 2018). Peggy Callahan is an American director and producer. She is an activist fighting against slavery, poverty, and racism.
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|director:||Peggy Callahan, Louie Psihoyos|
|producer:||Peggy Callahan, Mark Monroe|
|editing:||Dominic Messinger, Joshua Altman, Barry O'Donnell, Matt Stamm|
|výkonný producent:||Geralyn Dreyfous, Regina K. Scully, Orly Ravid, Darla Anderson, Damien de Froberville, Susan Bauer-Wu, Rip Gellein, Paulo Lima, Connie Kemmerer, Joni Winston, Tommee May, Jessie Creel, Louie Psihoyos, Peggy Callahan, Mari Snyder Johnson, Shannon O'Leary Joy, Jane Kachmer, Jamie Drummond, Bridgit Lombard, Pam Omidyar, Shannon Sedgwick Davis, Mpho Tutu van Furth, Thupten Jinpa Langri, Doug Abrams|