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To Light a Candle (Film Screening + Discussion)

Saturday 28th February 8pm

Admission Free

Directed by Maziar Bahari.

 

The Baha’is are a religious minority in Iran. They are systematically imprisoned, tortured and killed by the Iranian government. The Islamic regime bans the Baha’is to study or teach in Iranian universities.But the Baha’is do teach, and they do study. Since 1987 the Baha’is started BIHE, an underground university with hundreds of students in Iran, and dozens of teachers in Iran and around the world. Through powerful interviews, exclusive secret footage shot by citizen journalists, rare archival material and dramatic letters written by a Baha’i prisoners currently in jail in Iran, To Light a Candle shows how a small minority has defied the brutal systematic religious persecution through non-violent resistance and educating their youth.This screening will be accompanied by a discussion hosted by members of ARC.—–

 

Art of Resistance Collective
—-Mission Statement

We, as a multidisciplinary group of artists, have formed this group to focus our collective energies on cultivating awareness and promoting discussion about the abuses of human rights. We particularly wish to highlight the plight of the Palestinian people.We aim to use the power of collective, peaceful, creative resistance to break down barriers to communication and promote empathy, tolerance and freedom of expression.