Act and director Shabnam Toluei

The Baha’is are among the most persecuted religious minorities in the world. In Iran, where the religion was founded, universities refuse to admit Baha’i students, Baha’i cemeteries have been destroyed and the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has confiscated properties from Baha’i families. Baha’is have also been discriminated against in Yemen and in Egypt. At the same time, the Baha’i faith has spread around the globe. There are more than 100,000 local Baha’i communities in places as diverse as Chile, Cambodia and the United States.