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Magnolia at the Modern: The Mission

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In 2018 a young American missionary, John Chau, was killed by arrows while attempting to contact one of the world’s most isolated Indigenous peoples on remote North Sentinel Island. The Mission uncovers the gripping story beyond the headlines.

Through exclusive interviews and with unprecedented access to Chau’s secret plans, personal diaries, and video archives, this documentary examines the mythology of exploration that inspired him, the evangelical community that supported his quest, and reveals his own father’s heartbreak as Chau’s youthful thirst for adventure became a fatal obsession.

In 2018 a young American missionary, John Chau, was killed by arrows while attempting to contact one of the world’s most isolated Indigenous peoples on remote North Sentinel Island. The Mission uncovers the gripping story beyond the headlines.

Through exclusive interviews and with unprecedented access to Chau’s secret plans, personal diaries, and video archives, this documentary examines the mythology of exploration that inspired him, the evangelical community that supported his quest, and reveals his own father’s heartbreak as Chau’s youthful thirst for adventure became a fatal obsession.

WHEN

WHERE

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
https://www.themodern.org/film/mission

TICKET INFO

$7-$10

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