CHICAGO - "Iranian Taboo" - FREE - Amensty International
April 24, 2012 - Facets Cinematheque
"EDUCATION UNDER FIRE" & "IRANIAN TABOO"
With Dr. Elise Auerbach of Amnesty International
Apr 24, 2012
1517 W Fullerton Ave
(between Greenview and Bosworth Aves)
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Facets Film Dialogue
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 nation’s largest non-Muslim religious minority.
Directed by Jeff Kaufman, 2011, U.S.A., 30 mins.
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.