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2022 Sundance Film Festival: 'The Mission'

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Courtesy of Danish Bear Productions
Elder Tyler Davis holding the Book of Mormon on the ground of the Provo Missionary Training Center, as seen in "The Mission" directed by Tania Anderson.

Four teenagers left their homes in the U.S. to live in Finland for the next eighteen months or two years. Why? They're missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — and a 2022 Sundance Film Festival documentary shares their stories.

The Mission tracks the entire arc of its principal characters’ experiences — opening their calls to serve, their mission training, their arrival in Finland, their interactions with a population almost totally uninterested in their message, their doubts, their occasional triumphs and more. Director Tania Anderson had unusual access to the lives of these young people, and her verité filmmaking offers intimate, compassionate portraits of each of them. She joins us this Friday at 11 a.m., and again at 7 p.m., to talk about The Mission.

Air Date: Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. MT and 7 p.m. MT

The Mission premieres online at this year’s Sundance Film Festival on January 24 at 2 p.m. MT. You can find ticket information here.

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