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The Cost of Discrimination | An Iranwire Film

August 20, 2017, in Videos > Documentary, by

The Cost of Discrimination is the story of discrimination in Iran and South Africa. The documentary film examines life under South African Apartheid and draws parallels with the Iranian authorities’ continued persecution of the Baha’is in Iran. 

Researched and presented by Arash Azizi, The Cost of Discrimination narrates the lives of Baha’i South Africans from all backgrounds — white, black, “colored,” and also those of Iranian heritage who have lived in and witnessed persecution in both societies. Among those IranWire interviewed for the film are a former advisor to Nelson Mandela who had to flee Iran and became a leading South African economist, elder blacks in Soweto who remember the most horrendous years of Apartheid, and a retired air force intelligence officer from the Afrikaner community.

For more information about Iranwire, please visit their website: https://iranwire.com/en

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Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

Discussion 1 Comment

A very well done documentary. Sadly, the economic costs of oppression, as described in this film, can be found in many nations, including my own, the U.S.A. The film is also a good reminder of the conditions of Baha’is in Iran. Thank you.

Aleta Akhtar (August 8, 2017 at 2:12 PM)

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