The Mission


This four-part documentary series follows three Nigerian Catholic priests, sent to save Tasmania’s struggling Catholic church in the face of dwindling congregations and an, at times, resistant local clergy. It’s a mission that almost proves too hard a cross to bear. Shot in Tasmania and Nigeria, The Mission became one of the highest rating Compass Series for the ABC.

Producers Steve Thomas
Kath Symmons
Writer/ Director Varcha Sidwell
Cinematographer Matthew Newton
Editor Lile Judickas