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.
So Powerful is short film by Isabel Miranda and Emmanuel (Manny) Lopes about two individuals from very different cultural backgrounds who build a deep friendship through music.
You might recognize Max in the film: he participated in Baha’i Blog’s Studio Sessions and sang “Be Happy” and “Guide Me”. You might also be familiar with Tom Francis’ “Thy Confirmations” that Shoghi sings so beautifully in this film.
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.