Bahais in My Backyard

{josquote}What a pity the Iranians didn't quite get the point of the film, a mockumentary, in which we make fun of ourselves and our theories.{/josquote}

World peace, no less, is what the Bahai faith wants - a widespread and mysterious religion. This is an investigative road movie about a feel-good religion, two overachieving directors, a prophet's great-granddaughter, and a CIA agent. A detective-like quest after the Bahai religion, which originated in Iran some 150 years ago, and ended up building its world center on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel, - right in our backyard.

Asaf grew up next to the beautiful Bahai gardens, staring out of his bedroom window when the Bahais excavated the entire Mount Carmel and built a secret underground city. As a grown-up he shared his thoughts and fears with Naama. They joined forces to try and find out what, literally, lies beneath the Bahai Gardens – and document it cinematically.

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