June 18, 2023 will mark 40 years since 10 Baha’i women were hanged in Shiraz. Their only ‘crime’ was their refusal to renounce their beliefs in a faith that promotes the principles of gender equality, unity, justice, and truthfulness. This collection highlights Baha’i Blog content relating to the ongoing persecution of Baha’is in Iran.
Mr. Mark Sisson holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), School of Theater, Film, & Television (TFT). He is currently a Professor of Film, Television & Media Arts, in the School of Arts, Communications, and Social Science at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, CA. He is the father of a daughter and son and happily married for 27 years. After working in the film industry in Los Angeles for ten years, he pioneered in Papua New Guinea for 11 years where he worked as director of Educational Television in the Department of Education. He produced a number of educational and documentary films. His father began studying the Baha’i Faith shortly after the Second World War in 1949, and after investigating his father’s faith, Mr. Sisson become a Baha’i in 1972. Mr. Sisson is an advocate for racial justice and a champion of oneness since his youth. Mr. Sisson has served on a number of institutions of the Baha’i Faith; and has worked with a number of UN agencies including UNDP, UNICEF, and the WHO, and the European Union.
This talk was given at the 2020 Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference (held online), on Saturday 26 December 2020.
Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.