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Special course to explore Europe’s 17th century witch hunts

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Date: Thursday, October 9, 2008
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) gets into the spirit of Halloween with a course featuring Carl Theodor Dreyer’s gripping 1943 film “Day of Wrath.” The class,taught by Kirsten Mollegaard, will take place on Wednesday, October 29th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Center in Building 381, Room 16 on the Manono Campus.

Filmed in black and white, “Day of Wrath” is an allegorical masterpiece about religious fanaticism, moral complexity and political repression set in the 17th century European witch craze. The class will include a full screening of the film, followed by a discussion of the European witch hunts and the unusual circumstances surrounding the making of the movie.

The cost of the course is $25 with OLLI members receiving a $5 discount. For more information and to register, please call CCECS at (808) 974-7664. Space is limited.

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