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Docunight 53 - Feb 6, 2019 - Duke University - Durham, NC


MAHAK - A World She Founded
From “Karestan” Documentary Film Series
Director: Mohsen Abdolvahab
2017 / 57 min
Persian with English Subtitles

The life of Saideh Ghods changed completely when her two-year-old daughter Kiana was diagnosed with cancer. As she confronted her daughter’s suffering, she became aware of the suffering of so many impoverished families in hospital corridors around the country who were dealing with children afflicted by cancer. When, due to the doctors’ timely diagnosis, Kiana was on the path to a full recovery, Saideh Ghods resolved to prevent the unnecessary deaths of children with cancer caused by lack of access to therapeutic facilities or insufficient financial resources.

Ghods founded MAHAK over 25 years ago. It quickly gained fame and support throughout Iran. Today it is one of the most highly functioning and trusted charities in the country. Countless children have been helped and saved. A few years after founding MAHAK, Ghods, along with a group of Iranian philanthropists, established a fully equipped hospital in Tehran that specializes in treating children with cancer.


Hosted by the Graduate Student Association of Iranians at Duke. Organized by Docunight (Iran via Documentaries) and Co-sponsored by Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina (ICSNC)

Free to public

When : Feb 6, 7pm
Where: John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Road, Durham NC 27705


Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 19:00