Iranian journalist Maziar Bahri is a Canadian filmmaker and human rights activist. He was born in Tehran but moved to Canada in 1988 to study film and politics. In 1997, Bahari began to write articles about Iran and carry out independent documentary, and from 1998 to 2011 was the correspondent for Newsweek magazine’s Iran. Iranian journalist films showing things that outsiders had no access to Iran: Ayatollah private life, African architecture, the passion for football Iranians, the Iranians contemporary culture etc. The regime in Iran he was considered foreign spy and held him in custody for 118 days. Bahari’s Closing wanted to be a warning, a threat to all other Iranian journalists who sent correspondence to the press in other countries.