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.
This one-man performance by Bahman Rahmatian, brings to life the events surrounding the Ridvan declaration in 1863, by depicting four characters: The Governor Namiq Pasha, General Sir Arthur. B. Kemball (the British Consul in Baghdad), Nabil-i Azam, and Mirza Asad’u’llah Kashani.
Mr. Rahmatian plays all four characters himself, and he filmed it in his home in Bucharest, Romania, as he decided to do the play while in self-isolation due to the global health crisis.
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.