The World Religion and Thought class will be viewing The Mission, starring Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons, Tuesday, November 10, 8-10 pm. in the ESTEP Center in University Center. This is required viewing for the class, but others interested in viewing this excellent film are welcome to attend with us.
In addition to the incredible cinematography, the historically-based story demonstrates the intersection of Jesuits and indigenous religion in the Amazon jungle in the 17th century. Many themes relevant to the study of religion, culture and politics, (both from historical and contemporary viewpoints) are powerfully on display in this film.