To Light a Candle / by Cameron Jarvis

Cedar Commons, Minneapolis

Cedar Commons, Minneapolis

After work today I stayed in Minneapolis to watch a film screened at an interfaith space on the Augsberg College campus. To Light a Candle directed by Maziar Bahari chronicles the oppression that members of the Baha'i faith, the larges religious minority in Iran, have endured at the hands of the Iranian Government. 

The movie focuses on the governments attempts to criminalize every aspect off Baha'i life, and especially education. The Baha'i community in Iran has been resilient, and despite the threat of imprisonment and death for all Baha'is, they have such a love for there country, that many who leave to get an education return afterward to join the effort for freedom.

I would recommend seeing it if you have the chance.