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THE MISSION

Tania Anderson
FI DE 2022    52' 95'
⚬ Human Interest ⚬ Kids & Youth ⚬ Society 

Synopsis

Every year, over 60,000 young missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (most commonly referred to as Mormons) are sent across the world to preach their gospel. THE MISSION follows four American LDS teenagers who leave the comfort of their families and their remote, religion-filled bubbles to travel to the frozen, forested lands of Finland, home of Europe’s most non-religious, private and skeptical people. As these wide-eyed, impassioned teens struggle with missing their families, language hurdles, aching feet, and daily rejection, they are pushed beyond their limits, falling deeper into their faith.

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Director

Tania Anderson

Producers

Isabella Karhu, Juho-Pekka Tanskanen

Co-Producer

Dirk Manthey

Production Company

Danish Bear Productions

In collaboration with

YLE, SWR/ARTE, NRK, SVT, RTS

Cinematography

Antti Savolainen

Additional Cinematography

Oscar Jiménez

Editor

Suvi Solja

Music 

Mikko Joensuu

Sound

Janis Grossman-Alhambra, Ilkka Kunttu

Festivals

Sundance 2022

Göteborg FF 2022

Lux FilmFest 2022

Thessaloniki Documentary FF 2022

Cleveland FF 2022

 

Film Details

Runtimes 52' 95'
Spoken Languages English, Finnish
Production Countries Finland, Germany

Biography

Tania Anderson is an emerging filmmaker of American, British, and Swiss nationality based in Helsinki, Finland. She has also worked as a writer and journalist, most recently for National Geographic. Her passion in storytelling is sharing the tales of ordinary people, and THE MISSION is her first feature documentary.

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