Co-sponsored by Amnesty International, Education Under Fire profiles the persecution on the Baha'is of Iran, with a special focus on growth, struggle, and inspiring spirit of the Bahaii Institute for Higher Education.
Education Under Fire, produced with Amnesty International, profiles the persecution on the Baha'is of Iran, with a special focus on the at-risk Baha'i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE). Elise Auerbach, Iran Specialist for Amnesty International, called Education Under Fire "One of the most powerful human documentaries I have ever seen." People of the Baha'i Faith in Iran have been subjected to systematic persecution, including arrests, torture, and execution, simply for refusing to recant their beliefs. They are also prohibited from going to college (and blocked from many professions). In 1987, the semi-underground Baha'i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE) was formed to give young Baha'is their only chance for a university-level education. Despite repeated raids and arrests, volunteer teachers and administrators created an independent, decentralized university system that has lifted the lives of thousands of Baha'i students across Iran. A new round of raids and arrests tried to ...Written by