Maziar Bahari, born in 1967 in Tehran, studied film and political science in Canada before working both as a journalist and filmmaker. He has regularly contributed to a range of newspapers and magazines, including Newsweek, and reported for radio and TV stations such as the BBC and Channel 4. In addition, he also worked for the UNICEF and UNHCR. An entire series of films, including “Do you Know where the Past Begins” (1991), “The Tempest-tossed” (1993) “Art of Demolition” (1998), “Paint! No Matter What” (1999) and “A Refugee Experience” (2000) testify to Maziar Bahari’s abilities as a director. In his most recent film “And Along Came a Spider” (2002), he presents a portrait of an imprisoned serial killer who believes killing prostitutes reflects the teachings of Islam.
Author: Haus der Kulturen der Welt