Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos’s film MISSION: JOY – FINDING HAPPINESS IN TROUBLED TIMES on Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu at Tribeca

Deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu share science-backed wisdom of how to live with joy in troubled times in MISSION: JOY – FINDING HAPPINESS IN TROUBLED TIMES.

Directed by Louie Psihoyos 
Co–Directed by Peggy Callahan

MISSION: JOY – FINDING HAPPINESS IN TROUBLED TIMESis a documentary with unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Archbishop Tutu. In their final joint mission, these self-described mischievous brothers give a master class in how to create joy in a world that was never easy for them. They offer neuroscience-backed wisdom to help each of us live with more joy, despite circumstances.

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.

Directed by Louie Psihoyos 
Co-Directed by Peggy Callahan
Produced by Peggy Callahan, Mark Monroe
Co-Producer John Negropontes 
Edited by Joshua Altman, Barry O Donnell, Matt Stamm
Edited by Andrew Buckland
Original Music Composed by Dominic Messinger
Executive Producers Geralyn Dreyfous, Regina K. Scully, Orly Ravid, Susan Bauer-Wu, Rip Gellein, Paulo Lima, Connie Kimmerer, The Gael Foundation, Joni Winston,Tommee May, Jessie Creel, Louie PsihoyosDarla Anderson, Damien de Froberville, Peggy Callahan, Mari Snyder Johnson, Shannon O’Leary Joy, Jane KachmerJamie Drummond, Bridgit Lombard, Pam Omidyar, Shannon Sedgwick Davis, Mpho Tutu van Furth, Thupten Jinpa Langri, Doug Abrams

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