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.
In this short film called Hope from Iran 2, producer/director Flavio Azm Rassekh shares how the lives of four very talented women have been touch by the Baha’i Faith, and in particular, by the role model of a famous Persian poetess and Baha’i historical figure called Tahirih. Inspired by the life of Tahirih, these women fight for equality and fellowship by making courageous choices in their lives relating to faith.
Following the same thread as the first Hope from Iran film, Hope from Iran 2 also asks the question of whether it’s possible that the solutions to the problems many Iranians seek to solve, actually lie within the country itself.
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.