Tom Keener – Guest Contributor
Jan 10 @ 5:55 pm
The Mission (1986) A Panel Discussion



Central Standard Time



Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013

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Listen to a panel of experts discuss the Oscar winning film The Mission (1986) at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 15 at the Allen Public Library.  Distinguished academicians will explore the ethics, self-contradictory statements and historical events that were the focus of this thought-provoking film. The Mission is a 1986 British period drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th-century South America when indigenous people were being enslaved.  Directed by Roland Joffe, the film stars Robert DeNiro, Jeremy Irons, and Liam Neeson  This free program is live in person and also virtually at  

Panelists include:

 Mark Lieberman earned a St. Paul de Vincent University College of Law.  Mr. Lieberman led a law team, The Associates Commercial vs Rash, to a Supreme Court victory.

 Bettina Viviano is President/Owner Accelerate Entertainment and movie producer attended the University of California. Demonstrating a history of working in the entertainment industry, Bettina has worked for and with some of Hollywood's best including Steven Spielberg.

 Marya Moore is a retired RN and Pastor. She and her husband Dennis are co-founders and lead Vision International, which exists to build foundations for spiritual revival.  

Kevin Sheneberger is currently working with other SMU Law students to launch a student organization at SMU, in partnership with the Systemic Justice Initiative at Harvard Law School and the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard University Law School. 

For those interested in watching the film, visit  Watch The Mission | Prime Video (

 The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr.  Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.