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The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith Film Screening
Free and open to the public. Please register if you would like to attend.
May 17, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Cemex Auditorium - Map Link
Stanford Libraries is pleased to present the film screening of the documentary The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith.
The Libraries’ Bahá’í Collection—the first university-based collection of its kind in the United States—is known as a collection of collections, a premier research resource of all topics Bahá’í related. The Stanford Libraries preserves and makes accessible to all students and researchers a wealth of rare and unique archival materials and books on the Bahá’í Faith.
The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith recounts the founding of the Bahá’í Faith in Persia by a Prophet known as The Báb. In the mid-1800s, Jews, Christians and Muslims alike were awaiting the imminent arrival of a Divine Messenger. Beginning in 1844, the Báb’s message, which included then-controversial ideas like the oneness of major religions and the empowerment of women, spread like wildfire across the region amidst this religious climate.
Combining dramatic reenactments with interviews of renowned historians, religious scholars and Bahá’í Faith experts, The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith celebrates the brief, exciting life of a prophet and the indelible impact His message continues to have on the world today.
Following the film screening, Steve Sarowitz, Executive Producer, and Edward A. Price, Writer and Producer, will lead a discussion and Q&A.