UCI Irvine's Docunight screenings are presented by UCI Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture with generous support from Saman Foundation. Free and Open to the public. RSVP is required. A discussion and Q&A will follow the screening. A wine and hors d'oeuvre reception will follow afterwards. Flax to Fire Directed by: Bahram Azimpour 2017 / 52 mins Persian with English Subtitles Flax to Fire depicts the life and work of Aliasghar Hajibaba, an elite Iranian industrialist and entrepreneur. Originally trained as a quiltmaker in his youth, he manages to start an independent business in the midst of a tumultuous life. With the help of his family, he successfully pursues his endeavors to the point that he eventually becomes known as a founder of Iran’s iron alloys and foundry industry. This film bears witness to Hajibaba’s incessant work ethic throughout his long life. He and his associates also discuss the political struggles, economic problems and social barriers of their times.