- Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages.
This is the Persian/Farsi version of ‘Breaking the Chains: The Story of the Girls School of Iran‘, a short animation about the role Baha’is played in bringing education to girls in Iran in the early 1900s. The 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.
Film description in Persian:
تنها پنج در صد از مردم ایران امکان فراگیری خواندن ونوشتن و یا تحصیل علوم و مهارتها را داشتند، و آنهم فقط برای مردان بود. شکستن چرخه ظلم و ستم هزاران ساله کار آسانی نبود. اینجا است که طاهره قرة العین و عبدالبهاء وارد داستان میشوند، داستان “شکفتن از شکاف سنگ”.
This film was made by Flavio Azm Rassekh in collaboration with PersianBMS.
Check out the English and Persian/Farsi versions and trailers for ‘Breaking the Chains’ using the links below:
* Watch the full animation in English here: Breaking the Chains: The Story of the Girls Schools in Iran
* Watch the English trailer here: Breaking the Chains: The Story of the Girls Schools in Iran [TRAILER]
* 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.
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