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Greek-American Louie Psihoyos’ New Film to World Premiere at Tribeca, June 12

NEW YORK – Oscar-winning Greek-American director Louie Psihoyos returns to the Tribeca Film Festival with the new documentary feature Mission: Joy – Finding Happiness in Troubled Times. The documentary is set to make its World Premiere at Tribeca on Saturday, June 12, starting at 2 PM Eastern, in Tribeca Online Premieres / Tribeca At Home.

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.

The documentary, directed by Psihoyos and co-directed by Peggy Callahan, is an official selection at Tribeca. With unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of the two international icons who transcend religion, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu, the film follows them in their final joint mission as 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 the 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 five 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.

More information is available online: https://www.tribecafilm.com/festival.

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