« To Light a Candle » provides a powerful account of Iran’s largest religious minority, the Bahá’ís, and their peaceful response to decades of state-sponsored persecution. This 55-minute documentary assembles—from interviews and personal stories and from exclusive archival footage—a compelling case for the Bahá’ís of Iran and against the cruel deprivations and indignities they continue to endure at the hands of a regime deeply infected with the poisons of prejudice, intolerance, and malice.
Following the 1979 Iranian revolution, Bahá’ís have faced systematic persecution including arrests, imprisonment and executions. They are also forbidden from attending or teaching at universities. The film sheds light on the underground Bahá’í Institute for Higher Education (BIHE), which was established in 1987 in response to the persecution.
Watch the trailer here:
The event is taking place in support of the worldwide « Education is Not a Crime » campaign. Further details about the campaign can be found at the following website: www.educationisnotacrime.me
No ticket is required.
Free admission subject to availability.
The film is in Persian with English subtitles