Luminous Journey, Film about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Aired on VOA Persian Service in Iran

On April 27, 2016, the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States announced that it had learned that the Voice of American (VOA) Persian Service would be airing in Tehran on Saturday, April 30, at 8 p.m. local time “an abbreviated version of the documentary film Luminous Journey: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in America, 1912, transmitted via Ekran.”

The National Spiritual Assembly went on to say that “This original film, created by Anne and Tim Perry of Perry Productions, brings to light a facet of American history little known to the average citizen: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s 239-day sojourn in the United States and Canada in 1912, the transforming effects of which are still being felt more than a century later.

“The abbreviated version of the film being broadcast to Iran by VOA was prepared by an Iranian filmmaker, Mr. Karim Bakhtiary, eager to introduce ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to an Iranian audience that has never been given an opportunity to know Him nor to recognize Him as a significant Iranian Whose ideas, character, writings, and talks have profoundly influenced both notables and ordinary people alike.”

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