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      Mission: Joy (Finding Happiness in Troubled Times)

      2021 1h 30m Documentary List
      83% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 100% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Inspired by New York Times bestseller The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, the film showcases the exchange between these two Nobel Peace Prize winners that led to that book. Consisting largely of never-before-seen footage shot over 5 days at the Dalai Lama's residence in Dharamsala, the film invites viewers to join these luminaries behind the scenes as they recount stories from their lives, each having lived through periods of incredible difficulty and strife. With genuine affection, mutual respect and a healthy dose of teasing, these unlikely friends impart lessons gleaned from lived experience, ancient traditions, and the latest cutting-edge science regarding how to live with joy in the face of all of life's challenges from the extraordinary to the mundane. MISSION: JOY is an antidote for the times. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jun 07 Buy Now

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      Hugo Rifkind Times (UK) The idea of a feature-length film about the friendship between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama seemed as if it should be simply fascinating. It wasn’t, though. It was dull. Feb 28, 2022 Full Review Carol Midgley Times (UK) The documentary lasted 80 minutes but the message was beautifully succinct. Rated: 4/5 Feb 28, 2022 Full Review Nick Schager Variety It's an uplifting look at two revolutionary forces for good, although its appeal will largely depend on viewers' tolerance for familiar history lessons and generic (if valid) views on contentment, anger and forgiveness. Jun 15, 2021 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Here’s a doc that makes the viewer want to learn more about the subject and take proactive steps toward bringing joy to the world. How many films can say that? Rated: 3.5/4 May 18, 2022 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice Two spiritual masters of the practice of joy in conversation about its relevance to our times. Rated: 4/5 Jun 27, 2021 Full Review Ricardo Gallegos La Estatuilla It works thanks to clever editing and the optimistic atmosphere generated by two wonderful human beings with a message of compassion and joy. [Full Review in Spanish] Jun 21, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Carolyn H Role models for true leadership: what a friendship! Pure joy & such laughter despite their different faiths .. super inspiring to witness what's possible for our world. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/13/23 Full Review Gina C It is beautiful to see two amazing humans from very different backgrounds show us how we should all measure people by the kindness, their positive look on life, their caring actions, their ability to laugh and enjoy life. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Norm Carey N Inspiring! Easy to watch! Makes you relax and laugh. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/10/23 Full Review Audience Member This is an awesome film for when you need Joy in your life. It's one of those films that's more about life than about film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Inspired by New York Times bestseller The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, the film showcases the exchange between these two Nobel Peace Prize winners that led to that book. Consisting largely of never-before-seen footage shot over 5 days at the Dalai Lama's residence in Dharamsala, the film invites viewers to join these luminaries behind the scenes as they recount stories from their lives, each having lived through periods of incredible difficulty and strife. With genuine affection, mutual respect and a healthy dose of teasing, these unlikely friends impart lessons gleaned from lived experience, ancient traditions, and the latest cutting-edge science regarding how to live with joy in the face of all of life's challenges from the extraordinary to the mundane. MISSION: JOY is an antidote for the times.
      Director
      Louie Psihoyos, Peggy Callahan
      Producer
      Darla Anderson, Susan Bauer-Wu, Jessie Creel, Damien De Froberville
      Production Co
      The Film Collaborative, Artemis Rising Foundation, John Templeton Foundation, Diamond Docs, Voices4Freedom
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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