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Documentary Screening, ‘MAHAK – A World She Founded’ (2017)

February 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saideh Ghods founded the Mahak Society to Support Children with Cancer (MAHAK) over 25 years ago after her daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Ghods became aware of the suffering of so many impoverished families in hospital corridors around Iran who were dealing with children afflicted by cancer and resolved to prevent their unnecessary deaths caused by lack of access to therapeutic facilities or insufficient financial resources. MAHAK quickly gained fame and support throughout Iran. Today it is one of the most highly functioning and trusted charities in the country as 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 Iran’s capital Tehran that specializes in treating children with cancer.

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

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Association of Iranians at Duke and the Duke Islamic Studies Center. Find out more information.


February 6, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240, Duke University
2204 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705 United States


Graduate Student Association of Iranians at Duke