‘To Light a Candle’: A Testimony on Severe Condition of Baha’is in Iran


May 14, 2014

There are many topics in Iran which journalists, activists, and artists can not touch on. Amongst these, the devastating quality of life of the of Baha’i religious minority is likely the most challenging and invisible; a dark stain on Iranian society, with the torment of thousands of people concealed just beneath the surface of public discourse.

A revealing new documentary, “To Light a Candle”, made by Iran’s award winning filmmaker and journalist Maziar Bahari is a turning point in addressing the circumstance of Baha’is in Iran. It unveils decades of repression, persecution and intimidation against a peaceful community of Iranians whose lives have been dramatically undermined by religious intolerance by the Iranian ruling class.

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