Top 10 Baha’i Blog Video Posts of the Year 2017-2018

To celebrate Baha’i Blog’s 7th anniversary, we shared a number of round-up posts which celebrate some of our most popular content of the year. So far we’ve posted Baha’i Blog’s 10 Most Popular Articles of the Year, our Top 10 Image Posts of the Year, our Top 10 Audio Tracks of the Year, and so now in the spirit of continuing the celebration, it’s time to list our top 10 video posts of the year.

At Baha’i Blog we want to contribute to, and celebrate the ecosystem of Baha’i-inspired content, so when it comes to video, we do two things: Firstly, we produce our own original video content on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel, and secondly, we share curated video content from the online world (always adhering to copyright laws of course) in Baha’i Blog’s Video Section.

In this top 10 countdown, we list the top 10 videos with the most amount of traffic posted to our Video Section from Naw-Ruz 2017 to Naw-Ruz 2018. So let’s begin starting from number 10:

10. “Food as Medicine” a Presentation by Dr. Shad

In this talk, Dr. Shad (Farshad Fani Marvasti MD, MPH) explores the role of “Food as Medicine,” the interplay with the Baha’i Writings and an update on the state of the science with respect to food as medicine in the care and prevention of disease. The talk draws on his experience as a practicing physician, researcher and medical educator to look at selections from the Baha’i writings as well as evidence from emerging scientific theories and research in this field of medicine. Click here to find out more and watch the video. 

9. What are We Waiting For? Serving Humanity in a World of Extremes – A Talk by Dr. Payam Akhavan

In this talk titled ‘What are We Waiting For? Serving Humanity in a World of Extremes’, International Law Professor and former United Nations prosecutor, Dr. Payam Akhavan, talks about his personal experience as a refugee and as a Human Rights lawyer, and he shares how the execution of a young Baha’i woman in Iran would change the course of his life forever. Click here to find out more and watch the video.

8. Who is Baha’u’llah? (Trailer)

The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United Kingdom has released the trailer for a film it has commissioned for the bicentenary of Baha’u’llah’s Birth and, based on this preview, the movie promises to be excellent. The trailer is called “Who is Baha’u’llah?”. Click here to find out more and watch the video.

7. Baha’u’llah: The Divine Physician – A New Video from the Baha’is of the UK

‘Baha’u’llah: The Divine Physician’ is a 17 minute video produced by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United Kingdom. It features youth and junior youth from diverse backgrounds, and from different parts of the UK, discussing the problems facing the world today and how Baha’u’llah’s message offers a healing remedy to address these issues. Animated sequences illustrate aspects of Baha’u’llah’s life, mission, and teachings. Click here to find out more and watch the video.

6. Hope from Iran – A Short Film by Flavio Azm Rassekh

In this short film called Hope from Iran, producer/director Flavio Azm Rassekh attempts to show that although hopelessness has become a major theme in our society today, through the stories of four very different individuals, there is still hope, which was born in Persia 200 years ago and it has spread to over 120 thousand localities around the globe. For Iranians hope will come from nowhere else in the world but from the heart of the country. Click here to find out more and watch the video.

5. Unite – Ali Youssefi

Singer/songwriter Ali Youssefi is joined by dozens around the world in this beautiful song called ‘Unite’, based on text from the Baha’i sacred Writings: Click here to find out more and watch the video.

4. “Tablet of Medicine” a Talk by Dr. Vahid Rafati

In this talk, Dr. Vahid Rafati explores the Tablet of Medicine, a mighty work revealed by Baha’u’llah. Dr. Rafati explains that he is not a medical doctor, and instead, he discusses the context of this tablet, medicine in the Islamic Revelation, and the theological issues related to physical wellbeing. Click here to find out more and watch the video.

3. Recognizing Baha’u’llah on the Bicentenary of His Birth – A Talk by Hooper Dunbar

In this talk by Mr. Hooper Dunbar, he shares his personal reflections, thoughts and comments in regard to the worldwide spread of Baha’u’llah’s resplendent Faith and its healing Message. Given the close proximity to the bicentenary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, Mr. Dunbar invites us to consider the progressive stages in the rise of the Sun of Truth and the potential offered for greater awareness of the role Baha’u’llah plays in our collective lives. Click here to find out more and watch the video.

2. Power Over All Things – Anise K feat. Nathaniel [Official Music Video]

In this song “Power Over All Things” by producer Anise K and featuring the beautiful vocals of one of Australia’s biggest voices, Nathaniel, they’ve set to music a prayer by Baha’u’llah, the prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith. When Nathaniel was asked why he wanted to sing this song, even though he’s not a Baha’i himself, he said that the world needs more assistance and aid from a higher source. Click here to find out more and watch the video.

1. New Caledonian Baha’i Sings on ‘The Voice France’

Gulaan is a New Caledonian contestant on the French talent show ‘The Voice’. In this video clip, Gulaan explains that music is like prayer and he performs a song about the Messengers of God, including the Bab and Baha’u’llah, in Nengone. Click here to find out more and watch the video.

Well, that’s the top 10 list for the year, and we hope you’ve enjoyed Baha’i Blog’s video section so far!

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About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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