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Baha'i Community universal education, subjects of the documentary to light a candle (21/10/2015)

Thursday October 22, at 19:30, the documentary will be lighting a candle, in the auditorium of the UNED, which will be followed by a discussion, an activity which is included in the TLA program Fall of the Department Youth.

The documentary, journalist and director of Iranian-Canadian Maziar Bahari film shows the oppression of the Baha'i community in Iran, focusing particularly on the efforts of the community to educate and train their young people, the government of Iran denies access to higher education, and it has led them to create their own informal educational system known as Baha'i Institute of Higher Studies (IBES), a clandestine system of education, which she also suffers arena of the authorities to imprison teachers and students, confiscated, computers and study materials, and maintain continuous threat to them.

The projection, which is part of a global campaign entitled Education is not a crime, displayed as background defending the right of universal education, for a community that has rejected the label of victim, and has chosen instead to resort to the highest reserves of solidarity and collaboration in their determination to move forward as a living entity: that their youth progresses and reaches the heights of learning and society itself to benefit from them.

The event is organized with the Association Baha'is Youth for Unity in Diversity and collaboration of the collective Carmen Conde and UNED.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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