Who was `Abdu'l-Bahá, and why did He come to the West?


Thursday, April 28, 2016

NSA Letter re. Airing--this Saturday!

April 27, 2016


Dearest Bahá’í Friends,
 
The National Spiritual Assembly has just received word that the Voice of America (VOA) Persian Service will―this coming Saturday, April 30, at 11:30 a.m. EDST (8:00 p.m. in Tehran)―be airing in Persian an abbreviated version of the documentary film Luminous Journey: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in America, 1912, transmitted via Ekran. 
 
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. 
 
Please make the broadcast information above available to the Iranian friends in your community at your earliest opportunity, asking them to share it with their families and acquaintances so that this inspiring story will be seen as widely as possible in Iran and in Iranian circles abroad. 
 
With loving Bahá’í greetings,
 
Kenneth E. Bowers
Secretary
National Spiritual Assembly of the
  Bahá'ís of the United States
 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Persian version of Film now on Youtube

Extraordinary things are happening! The Persian version is now being broadcast in Iran and in Afghanistan and has also been put up on youtube.
نسخه كامل و فارسي «سفری پرفروغ»، مستندی است درباره سفر عبدالبهاء​،یک ​شخصیت برجستۀ ایرانی،​ ​به آمریکا در سال ۱۹۱۲ .
برای اطلاعات بیشتر، یا دریافت آثار عبدالبهاء و کتاب‌هایی درباره او، با ایمیل زیر تماس بگیرید
1912.Safar@gmail.com

see  https://youtu.be/hDjwSUWx2hM

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Opportunities at end of 2015

The Persian version of Luminous Journey was shown in two parts at the recent Grand Canyon conference in Phoenix--and I went to attend the conference. Our photo image was the only image appearing in the conference program.
We did two screenings at the dinner hour, 5-6 pm, and surprisingly, a number of people attended. I also helped with Jon Rezin's 9 Star Media booth; we sold a number of DVDs. Best of all, I got re-inspired to work on the European story--particularly as two women we met from Germany said they would help us!  Lisa Bradley, in photos below, helped me on the second day of the screening.
Today, Tim & I presented stories and footage of the making of Luminous Journey to the youth at the Plano Baha'i School. That was a blessing, with confirmations.  Wish we would have more opportunities to present. . . .

Friday, November 27, 2015

New REVIEW of film in arts journal

A new review of our film, by Jack McLean, appears in the first “issue” of e*lix*ir (a new arts journal): See http://www.elixir-journal.org/issue1/review1.php

Monday, November 9, 2015

New TRAILER for Persian version of our film!

Very exciting news--the trailer for our Persian version of Luminous Journey: 'Abdu'l-Bahá in America, 1912, is now on youtube. See
https://youtu.be/vdR53bz34sU


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Our second screening of the Persian-language version of Luminous Journey occurred this afternoon at the Friends of Persian Culture conference in the Chicago area. Probably 200 people or so came in to see the film; we were able to show 1:15 min. of it, and then announce its DVD availability in the bookstore.

One woman from Dubai bought 2 copies, and a number of people from Australia did as well. Somehow, it is very touching to me that the film will go out to these places.  Here I am, introducing the film.

And here is Jon Rezin and I at his 9 Star Media Booth. . . . He has multiple arms in the panoramic shot!