Monday, October 24, 2011

On a New Documentary on the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education: Film debuts at Columbia University

Dear Baha'i Views -

I'm the director of new documentary, co-presented by Amnesty International, on the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education in Iran.  I hope that you will please take a look at the Kickstarter funding appeal for this project, and consider sharing it with folks you know.  Education Under Fire profiles the persecution on the Baha'is of Iran, with a special focus on growth, struggle, and resilient spirit of the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education.  As you may know, seven BIHE faculty were just sentence to long prison terms - just for trying to teach.  The film debuts at Columbia University on October 28, and will then screen at campuses and Amnesty International events around the country.   In addition, this effort led to a powerful letter co-authored by Nobel Peace Prize laureates José Manuel Ramos-Horta and Desmond Tutu that calls for the Iranian government to respect education opportunity and human rights of Iran Baha'is.  President Ramos-Horta also filmed a video appeal on behalf of iran's Baha'is.  You can see all this on the new website at:

The Education Under Fire Kickstarter link is:

Thank you for any support you can offer, and please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely - Jeff
The interest in this has been enormous. I'm happy to pass on the word, Jeff. -gw


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