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This feature film, by the Baha’i International Community, was produced for the joyous and historic Bicentenary anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, Prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith. “Light to the World” can be downloaded or watched online from the official bicentennial website: bicentenary.bahai.org
The wonderful film shares personal reflections from around the world about aspects of the life and teachings of Baha’u’llah and it illustrates how His Teachings are transforming the lives of individuals and communities. The Baha’i International Community has described the film with these words:
“There is a story unfolding. It is a story of humanity’s progress through history, propelled by the teachings of Messengers of God Who have guided humanity through its stages of development, and now to the dawn of its maturity.
Two hundred years ago, such a prophetic Figure appeared: Baha’u’llah. He brought teachings for this age that represent an end to division and otherness, through which––at long last––the oneness of humankind can be realized.
Discover more through accounts of people from diverse nations whose lives have been transformed by the light that Baha’u’llah brought to the world.”
“Light to the World” is available in English, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Hindi, Persian, and Arabic on the Bicentenary website: bicentenary.bahai.org
Approximate running time: 51 minutes
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