Music, a movie and some good conversation will be the order of the day next Friday, February 27th at an unusual event in Waterford when Dooley’s Hotel will be the venue for the Irish premiere of To Light a Candle, the groundbreaking film by Canadian Iranian filmmaker Maziar Bahari.
Being screened as part of the international Education is Not a Crime campaign, To Light a Candle is a powerful film about human rights abuses in Iran. ‘It’s a documentary about the Bahá’í community in Iran, a 300,000 strong religious minority which has been denied access to third level education for decades,” said Waterford health professional Mathew Kennedy, event organiser.
“Everyone is welcome to attend the screening which appropriately will be introduced by one of our leading academics, WIT lecturer Colette Colfer.”
As part of the event Waterford group the Beachcombers will sing their song Education is Not a Crime, inspired by the global campaign of the same name.
Said Mr. Kennedy: “The Education is Not a Crime campaign is an international human rights movement and our event here in Waterford is part of the global day of action in support of the Bahá’í community of Iran.”