Maziar Bahari is an Iranian Canadian journalist, filmmaker and human rights activist..
Born in Tehran, Iran in 1967, he moved to Canada in 1988 and graduated with a degree in communications in 1993 from Concordia University in Montreal.
In 1998 he became Newsweek magazine's Iran correspondent.
In 2009, Bahari was incarcerated by the Iranian government in during the Iranian Election Protests.
He makes films and has produced a number of documentaries and news reports for broadcasters around the world including, BBC, Channel4, HBO, Discovery, Canal+ and NHK.
He has also been a jury member of number of international film festivals.
His work includes:
The Voyage of the Saint Louis (1994)
Paint! No Matter What (1999)
Football, Iranian Style (2001)
And Along Came a Spider (2002)
Mohammad and the Matchmaker (1994)
Targets: Reporters in Iraq(2005)
Greetings from Sadr City (2007)
Online Ayatollah (2008)
The Fall of a Shah (2009)
An Iranian Odyssey (2010)
Forced Confessions (2012)
To Light a Candle (2014)
Then They Came for Me (re-released as Rosewater) (2011)
Maziar Bahari was awarded numerous prizes including a nomination for the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord in 2009...
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