Maziar Bahari is
an award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, and human-rights activist.
A correspondent for Newsweek from 1998 to 2010, he was born in
Tehran and immigrated to Canada in 1988 to pursue his studies in film
and political science. Bahari’s documentaries have been broadcast on stations
around the world, including HBO, the BBC, and the Discovery Channel. In 2009 he
was named a finalist for Spain’s Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, often
described as Spain’s Nobel Peace Prize; he was nominated by Desmond Tutu. Bahari lives in London with his wife and daughter.