Production of a new film entitled Mona’s Dream, is due to commence in October this year, commissioned by director Jack Lenz. This potentially controversial film examines the story of Mona Mahmudnizhad, her father and her companions who were captured, interrogated, tortured and murdered by the Iranian government because of their Bahá’í faith in Iran, 1983. It is an attempt by the director, Jack Lenz, to give Mona a voice; to portray her strength, conviction of faith, and serenity in the face of religious persecution and death. It draws into focus the problems of repressive regimes and governments, and attempts to bring justice and unity to those who suffer and die for their religious beliefs. The Film is expected to be completed and released in March 2009.
By Henry Munson , University of Maine
(Vol. 3, June 2008)
By DENIS MACEOIN
From A New Handbook of Living Religions