To Light a CandleA film by Iranian Canadian filmmaker and journalist Maziar Bahari.To Light a Candle provides a powerful account of the Baha’is in Iran, the country’s largest non-Muslim religious minority. Following the 1979 Islamic revolution, Baha’is face systematic persecution including arrests, imprisonment and executions. They are also forbidden from attending or teaching at universities. Through compelling interviews, personal stories and exclusive archival material – often smuggled out of Iran at great personal risk – the film shines a light on the underground Baha’i Institute of Higher Education (BIHE). Established in 1987, it has garnered support from educators around the world. To Light a Candle chronicles the lives of Iran’s Baha’is, who, through their commitment to spreading knowledge, have triumphed against unbelievable hardship.
The one-hour film will be followed by a panel discussion and refreshments.
The Hon. Kelvin Thomson MP – Federal Member for Wills
Ms. Azita Sobhani – family member of imprisoned BIHE teachers
Dr. Vargha Taefi – former BIHE student
Date: Sunday 31st August, 2.00pm
Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria, cnr. Swanston & La Trobe Sts., Melbourne (enter via entry 3, 179 La Trobe St.)
Enquiries: email@example.com or (03) 9497 5984.
Seating is limited – please book early to avoid disappointment.
Advance bookings are essential.
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