SUNDAY, MAY 17   •  4:15

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This documentary by Maziar Bahari, the author of Then They Came for Me and the subject of Jon Stewart’s film Rosewater, chronicles the lives of Baha’is in Iran and their hardships and persecution by the Islamic government. The Baha’is are a religious minority forbidden to study or teach in Iranian universities, and the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education is an underground university with covert classes in peoples’ homes using mail and online lectures. Bahari’s film has sparked the global “Education Is Not a Crime” campaign for universal access to higher education. Writer/Producer/Director: Maziar Bahari. Film 60 min. plus discussion.

Following the screening, Bay Area members of the Baha’i community will discuss this movement of non-violent resistance. Panelists include:
Dr. Diane Hill, Assistant Dean of the Graduate Division, UC Berkeley – panel moderator
Dr. Farhad Sabatan, Professor of Economics at Cal State University, East Bay, and professor for Baha’i Institute for Higher Education
Dr. Ron Shigeta, Chief Science Officer, Berkeley Bio Labs and professor for Baha’i Institute for Higher Education
Ms. Bahareh Adami-Ardestani, graduate of the Institute for Advanced Baha’i Studies.
Mr. Parham Aghdasi, graduate of the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education.

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