Join us for a free screening of Mission: JOY before Christmas (8 Dec 2022 at 17.00)

Making Waves and the PHYS Diversity Team are inviting all Aalto members to a movie screening of Mission: JOY live and virtually on 8 December 2022
Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama sitting and enjoying their company
Photo by Miranda Penn Turin provided by ROCO Films

Come and share joy before Christmas!

We live in truly troubled times- climate change, ongoing wars and conflicts, financial worries…the list goes on. How do you create joy in difficult circumstances? Is there a method that science backs up?

Mission: JOY is a film that shares the humor and wisdom of two of the world’s most beloved icons, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

These two Nobel Peace Prize Laureates united for one final mission: to show the world how to live with JOY, even in troubled times. And they know what they are talking about. They both lived through extreme hardship and continued to live with JOY despite their circumstances.

Film poster showing Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu smiling
Poster provided by ROCO Films

Deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, Mission: JOY is a documentary with unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and 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.

Director: Louie Psihoyos, Co-Director and Producer: Peggy Callahan

Watch the trailer here: Mission: JOY | Roco Films

Learn more about the Mission: JOY project: Home - Mission Joy

Sign up for the events:

The event is on 8 December 2022 at 17.00 at the Odeion theatre. Refreshments will be served from 16.30. The online streaming will be opened from 9 December until 11 December. You can sign up for the event here or visit the two event pages linked here below. 

  • Published:
  • Updated:
URL copied!

Read more news

cells under the microscope with 40 X magnification
Campus Published:

Ways of seeing: life – glass – chem workshop was organized by Biofilia and Glass workshops

Ways of seeing: life – glass – chem is a multi-day workshop organized in April 2024 in cooperation with Aalto University Department of Art & Media and Bioart Society, and hosted by Laura Beloff, Biofilia and glass workshop at Aalto University

White Aalto logo with exclamation mark standing in the middle of Otaniemi campus in the summertime
Campus, University Published:

Aalto University Foundation issues two bonds in the aggregate amount of EUR 150 million

The net proceeds from the Notes will be predominantly applied for refinancing existing loans taken out to finance real estate investments but also for general corporate purposes.
Photo collage of some of the actions funded by the Sustainability Action Booster grant
Campus, University Published:

Aalto University funds students' sustainability actions with tens of thousands in a year – “This is something we haven't seen anywhere else”

Aalto University’s Sustainability Action Booster is a pioneering grant designed to support student-owned sustainability actions on campus and beyond.
A woman is standing outside with her hands spread out. A town and sea is seen in the backgrond.
Studies Published:

Fia Hedman was able to develop her skills and she learned a lot of new things as a Trainee in the School of Business' External Relations Unit

Bella-Fia Hedman, a third-year marketing student at the School of Business, worked for four months in autumn 2023 as a communications and marketing trainee at the School of Business' External Relations unit.