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Facets Film Dialogue with Dr. Elise Auerbach of Amnesty International
TWO FILMS ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS!
EDUCATION UNDER FIRE
Education Under Fire is a new documentary, co-presented by Amnesty
International, that profiles the persecution of the Baha'is of Iran, and
looks at the struggles and resilience of the Baha'i Institute of Higher
Education. The Education Under Fire campaign led to the creation of a
powerful letter co-authored by Nobel Peace Prize laureates José Manuel
Ramos-Horta and Desmond Tutu, which calls for the Iranian government to
respect education opportunities and the human rights of Iran's estimated
300,000 Baha'is, the nations largest non-Muslim religious minority.
Iranian Taboo tells the story of an Iranian Baha'i woman, Nadereh and her
14-year-old daughter who decide to sell all of their belongings and leave
their homeland, to take refuge in the West. This film includes never seen
before interviews with some of the most respected Iranian scholars, authors
and politicians, speaking about the persecution of Baha'is in Iran.
Dutch-Iranian filmmaker Reza Allamehzadeh said he chose to call the film
Iranian Taboo because he has found that even those Iranians who believe
Baha'is should have their human rights remain silent on the matter and that
it is the most personal film that he has ever made.
Directed by Reza
Allamehzadeh, 2011, U.S.A., 76 mins. In Persian with English subtitles.