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Scene in "When the Moment Comes," in which a prison guard comes to take Dr. Ziaoallah Ahrari away to his execution. Ahrari is played by John Sharify (third from the left), who lost an uncle to religious persecution in Iran. Dannesh Bastani stands to Sharify's left. His character, Hedayat Siyhavashi, begs the guard to let him accompany the doctor.
Photo courtesy of "When the Moment Comes."
When the Moment Comes is a play that brings light to a dark chapter in history, based on the true story of Baha'is, who were persecuted for their religious beliefs after the Islamic Revolution in Iran. A story that is both haunting and inspiring — that honors the memories of a group of men and women, executed in 1983 after they refused to renounce their faith.