This short animation explains how in the early 1900s, only 5% of the population of Iran had access to basic writing skills, and knowledge of the sciences were kept exclusively to men. Breaking this cycle of oppression was no small feat, and that’s when Tahirih and Abdu’l-Baha come into the story.
This film was made by Flavio Azm Rassekh in collaboration with PersianBMS.
Check out the Persian/Farsi version and trailers for ‘Breaking the Chains’ using the links below:
* Watch the English trailer here: Breaking the Chains: The Story of the Girls Schools in Iran [TRAILER]
* Watch the Persian/Farsi version of ‘Breaking the Chains’ here: شکفتن از شکاف سنگ
* Watch the Persian/Farsi trailer here: شکفتن از شکاف سنگ – تیزر
You may also enjoy watching the ‘Hope From Iran’ trilogy of short films by Flavio Azm Rassekh available in English and Persian as well: ‘Hope From Iran’ playlist.