In what turned out to be their last time together, we trace the epic life stories of these Nobel Peace Prize winners as they faced oppression, exile, death threats, cancer, and more — unbowed and still laughing.
They are opposites in many ways, yet their friendship shows us that our shared humanity is bigger than our differences.
Their life stories remind us that JOY is an inside job, that JOY and pain are inseparable, and that deep connection is one of the secrets to JOY.
Joy is the reward of seeking to give joy to others.
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An Anglican cleric, theologian, and social justice hero. He was a prominent opponent of the apartheid system of racial segregation and white-minority rule—work he continued despite death threats and attempted assassinations—for which he was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.
The spiritual leader of Tibet describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk, but he is better known for his work regarding compassion, inter-religious understanding and the intersection of modern science and spirituality. He was given a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his work on nonviolence.
The film was inspired by the international bestseller, The Book of JOY, co-authored by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Doug Abrams.
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