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The official music video for the 1985 hit “Mona With the Children” written and performed by Canadian musician and composer Doug Cameron.
The song is a protest song based on the true story of a Persian Baha’i girl named Mona Mahmudnizhad, who, in 1983, at the age of 16, together with nine other Baha’i women, was sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz, Iran, because she was a Baha’i. Cameron recreated Mona’s story in this music video which made the pop charts in Canada (#14 for the week of October 19, 1985) and was also nominated for a Juno in 1985.
To find out some background about the persecution of the Baha’is in Iran, you can read this Baha’i Blog article: Some Background to the Persecution of the Baha’is in Iran
Unfortunately the persecution still continues, and you can find out the current state of persecution and find out how you can help through the Baha’i International Community’s website.
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