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‘The greatest story never told’: New documentary sheds light on the origins of the Baha’i faith. Steve Sarowitz is not a filmmaker. But when the former tech entrepreneur declared himself a Baha’i, he felt compelled to bring awareness to his new faith. But members of the faith are not allowed to proslytize, and with only about five million Baha’is in the world, few people know much about the faith – or its origin story. So Sarowitz set off to make what became “The Gate: Dawn of the Baha’i Faith,” a documentary from Spring Green Films about the creation of the Baha’i faith and its prophet the Báb, directed by Peabody Award-winner Bob Hercules. You can watch the trailer here.

This episode is also available on the following platforms: iTunesStitcher, and SoundCloud.

http://interfaithradio.org/

Interviewed by Stephanie Lecci

October 11, 2018

World Religion News

Ask most people what the Bahá’í faith is, and you will get puzzled looks. It is one of the relatively newer religions and has around five million members around the world. The documentary The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í is trying to change that. The film blends expert testimony with dramatic reenactments to tell the story about the beginning of the Bahá’í faith and their mystic creator, the Báb.

https://www.worldreligionnews.com

WRN Editorial Staff

August 2, 2018

World Religion News

Ask most people what the Bahá’í faith is, and you will get puzzled looks. It is one of the relatively newer religions and has around five million members around the world. The documentary The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í is trying to change that. The film blends expert testimony with dramatic reenactments to tell the story about the beginning of the Bahá’í faith and their mystic creator, the Báb.

https://www.worldreligionnews.com

WRN Editorial Staff

August 2, 2018

Chicago Sun-Times

The Bab is considered by the Baha’i faith to be one of the more recent messengers. The story of [The Bab’s] life — which ended with his execution by firing squad in what’s now Iran — is the subject of the “The Gate,” being released later this spring.

chicago.suntimes.com

Robert Herguth

April 22, 2018

Baha’i Blog

The Gate: Dawn of the Baha’i Faith is a documentary by Spring Green Films that tells the story of the life of the Bab, His message, and the origins of a new world religion.

bahaiblog.net

Sonjel

April 28, 2018

The Rogers Revue

Spring Green Films today announces the nation-wide broadcast premiere of The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith on Sunday, May 13 on ABC affiliates across the country, in partnership with the Interfaith Broadcast Commission.

therogersrevue.com

TRR News

May 2, 2018

Baha’i Teachings

Working with an amazing team of producers, actors, writers, collaborators, and experts, Steve shares his experience about telling the story of a prophet that has never been made into a film before.

bahaiteachings.org

Shadi Toloui-Wallace

May 2, 2018

World Religion News

The Gate [is] a cinematic treat for those who are interested in seeing their faith portrayed on the big screen and for people who want to learn more about the Bahá’í Faith.

worldreligionnews.com

Corey Barnett

May 5, 2018

Baha’i Blog

In this episode, I’m in Chicago, USA with Steve Sarowitz, founder of Paylocity.com, and the Executive Producer of The Gate: Dawn of the Baha’i Faith, a new documentary film that tells the story of the life of the Bab, His message, and the origins of the Babi religion.

bahaiblog.net

Rainn Wilson

May 7, 2018

Inglorious Pasterds

Listen to Rainn Wilson and Steve Sarowitz discuss The Gate and the Baha’i Faith with the hosts of Inglorious Pasterds.

itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/inglorious-pasterds

Michael Baysinger

May 10, 2018

Chattanooga Times Free Press

The first feature documentary on the founding of the Baha’i’ faith premieres nationwide this weekend.

timesfreepress.com

Yolanda Putman

May 12, 2018

Baha’i Blog

It’s called The Gate: Dawn of the Baha’i Faith, and it’s a visually stunning documentary, rich with interviews and reenactments.

bahaiblog.net

Naysan Naraqi

May 9, 2018

Persian Baha’i Media

persianbahaimedia.org

May 26, 2018

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

A number of years ago, I read a meditation book, whose title and author I have now forgotten, in which the writer speculated on the perspectives of the Christians in the first centuries of the Christian era.

frontiersman.com

Rosemary Vavrin

May 16, 2018

MyHorryNews.com

According to Baha’i historians, his declaration was made to his first disciple two hours and eleven minutes after sunset on May 23, 1844; local celebrations will incorporate this time.

myhorrynews.com

Larry Deeds

May 18, 2018

Battleboro Reformer

A new Faith was born 172 years ago on May 23 when Siyyid Ali Muhammad, a young Persian merchant, declared His Mission in the city of Shiraz, Persia (now Iran).

reformer.com

Staff

May 18, 2018

InForum (Fargo)

The Fargo Baha’i Faith Community will hold a screening of a documentary about the history of the Baha’i faith.

inforum.com

Staff

June 9, 2018

The Wilmette Beacon

When Highland Park resident Steve Sarowitz declared as a member of the Bahá’í faith, he didn’t think he’d ever be making a film about the faith. He didn’t even work in the film industry.

http://www.wilmettebeacon.com

Erin Yarnell

July 2, 2018

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