Maziar Bahari, the Iranian-Canadian documentary filmmaker, founded Off-Centre Productions in 2005 and has produced films for broadcasters including the BBC, Channel4, HBO, Discovery, Canal+ and NHK. Our productions have been featured in more than 50 international festivals. In November 2017, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam held a retrospective on Bahari’s work. Our films look at human rights, social issues and awareness-raising campaigns focusing on Iran, the Middle East and beyond.
Changing the World, One Wall at a Time
Beautiful murals are created around the world as part of a campaign against education inequality in Iran.
And Along Came a Spider
A religious serial killer murders 16 prostitutes in the city of Mashad in Iran.
Iranian Society and Arts
Kiosk: A Generation Destroyed by Madness
How a rock group was born in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and how its music reflects the frustration of young Iranians.
Regional Politics and Religion
Targets: Reporters in Iraq
The first casualty of war are truth and those who want to report the truth of the war. The story of a group of journalists in Iraq.
An Iranian Hero of the Holocaust
The story of the Iranian Schindler who saved hundreds of Jews during the Holocaust in Paris.