Education Under Fire, a 30-minute documentary, explores the universal right to higher education through the lens of the Bahá’í community in Iran, many of whose members are banned from pursuing education on religious and ideological grounds. The film tells the story of the Bahá’í Institute for Higher Education (BIHE), a grassroots university system established to educate those whose rights have been violated. In 2011, the government launched a coordinated attack against BIHE. The film is intended to spark conversations in educational settings and underscore the importance of defending the inalienable right of every human being to higher education.
Free of charge; seating is first come, first serve.
Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students, Boston University Center for International Relations, Boston University Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs, Department of Anthropology, Amnesty International@BU, and the BU “Education Under Fire” Task Force.
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