In Bahá'í, Community Building, Education is Not a Crime, human rights, Uncategorized

to light a candle

Twenty Sligo youth came to their local community centre equipped with popcorn and crisps for the first local screening of the film To Light a Candle. Produced by film maker and journalist Maziar Bahari, the documentary traces the persecution of the Bahá’is in Iran from the earliest days of the religion to the present time when Bahá’í youth are denied access to third level education. 

The screening, which was attended by youth and some of their parents, was organised by local man Sean O hAnnrachain.

“After the screening there was some very good conversation about human rights and the youth who attended became conscious of how lucky they are to live in a country where, unlike some of their peers in Iran, they have the choice of going to college or university if they wish,” said Sean.

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