Mahmoud Azimaee is the writer, producer and host of the Radio Dastneveshteha podcast and has a passion for the modern history of Iran, specially the 1979 revolution. He startred writing as a blogger in 2004, almost immediately after he left Iran. In 2010 Mahmoud Azimaee started an extensive research on the life of Sadegh Ghotbzadeh to write a book and make a documentary. Two years later, the documentary became a collaborative project with BBC Persian. It took until February 2020 for the Son of the Revolution to be completed and aired from BBC Persian for the first time. During his research for this project, he collected unique information on Iran’s modern history which became perfect materials for a podcast and led to Radio Dastneveshteha’s birth in spring 2018.
Azimaee has few documentaries in his portfolio. Golbahar (2015) is the story of a photo on the front page of four Iranian newspaper during the reform period. Siah [Black] (2019) explores the origin of black-face in Iran.
Mahmoud Azimaee is a professional statistician and in his full-time job, he is a director at a world-leading research institute in Toronto that focuses on population health research. Sometimes, his professional career and his passion for audio-visual creation impacts each other and results in videos like Mr. Parkinson (2018).