In a heartwarming example of community cooperation, Letterkenny’s Regional Cultural Centre will host the screening of the groundbreaking film To Light a Candle this Saturday, February 28th at 8.00 p.m.
“Organising this screening has been an empowering experience,” said David Foley, a member of the organising committee, as he described the collaboration between local group Art of Resistance, the Cultural Centre staff and members of the Bahá’í Faith in Letterkenny.
To Light a Candle is a documentary film giving independent insight into the systematic persecution of the Bahá’ís in Iran and their blanket exclusion from third level education. Made by Canadian-Iranian film maker Maziar Bahari – himself the inspiration for Jon Stewart’s film Rosewater – the film both inspires and informs.
Friday night’s screening and subsequent question and answer session will be chaired by Rik Walton of Art of Resistance. The panel will comprise Iranian-born Soodabeh Foley, local student Ara Devine and local potter Declan Devine.
“Everyone is welcome to attend the screening of this film on Saturday night,” said David Foley, adding that the film may also be screened for schools and colleges in the coming weeks.