The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will screen the documentary “To Light a Candle” at 6 p.m. April 1 in the Boreham Library on the UAFS campus in promotion of the “Education is Not a Crime” campaign.
The Honors International Studies Program, the Spanish Club and the Cultural Network at UAFS are sponsoring the showing of the documentary, which explores the persecution of Iran’s Baha’is and the creation of the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education. The film includes footage shot by citizen journalists, archival material and letters written by a Baha’i prisoner currently in jail in Iran.
UAFS is one of many institutions across the globe -- including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, the University of Florida and the College of William and Mary -- screening the film to raise awareness of the need for universal access to higher education.
The screening is free and open to the public. The film runs for approximately an hour and will be followed by a discussion.
The “Education is Not a Crime” campaign advocates for the right to education around the world. For more information about “Education is Not a Crime,” visit http://educationisnotacrime.me. For more information about the screening, contact Dr. Mary Sobhani at 479-788-7979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.