This 30-minute documentary profiles the growth, struggle, and inspiring spirit of the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education. Baha'is in Iran have been subjected to systematic persecution, including arrests, torture, and execution simply for refusing to recant their beliefs. They are prohibited from going to college (and blocked from many professions). Film screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Ilona Kelly, Campaigner for Individuals At Risk in the Middle East for Amnesty International USA.
“One of the most powerful human documentaries I have ever seen, Education Under Fire is sure to galvanize viewers who will be exposed to an outrage that until now has received little attention – the systematic denial of an entire religious community of the right to pursue higher education in their own country." -- Elise Auerbach, Iran Specialist for Amnesty International USA.
For more information, contact Haideh at 703-444-0019
Event Time: 7:30pm