Film, Discussion Spotlight Those Denied Access to Higher Education in Iran

An upcoming event at Eastern Kentucky University is designed to show support for all those denied access to higher education in Iran and for imprisoned educators and administrators.

The film, “To Light a Candle,” a 55-minute documentary that spotlights the response of the Bahá’ís of Iran to their treatment by the Iranian regime, will be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. in Room 108 of John Grant Crabbe Main Library.

The film was produced by Off Centre Productions, a company owned by Maziar Bahari, a noted Iranian-Canadian journalist, filmmaker and human rights activist who was recently the subject of a feature film, “Rosewater.” The screening will be followed immediately by a panel discussion featuring individuals familiar with the situation.

The EKU event is part of a campaign called “Education Is Not a Crime,” which also includes an interactive, multimedia web site, educationisnotacrime.me.

Sponsors are the Department of History, Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Asian Studies Program.

Published on February 09, 2015

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