See ‘The Mission’ on Friday at I-House

By From page A11 | May 15, 2012

“The Mission,” a 1986 British film directed by Roland Joffe, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film Series.

The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m.

There is no charge, but donations are accepted with gratitude to help cover the cost of DVD rental, facilities use and refreshments.

This challenging film, based on actual events, depicts 18th century Spanish and Portuguese territorial disputes in South America, colonial policies on slavery and the role of the Jesuit order as protector of indigenous peoples.

It stars Jeremy Irons, Robert DeNiro, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi and Liam Neeson.

Enterprise staff

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