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Tracking Ayatollah’s Spokesman in Canada



​​7:30 PM

Scotiabank Dance Centre

Mahmoud Azimaee, producer and host of Radio Dastneveshteha Podcast, will present a short talk on “Becoming a part-time documentary maker and Podcaster.”

Following the talk, a live podcast recording will be performed. This program aims to walk the audience through Ayatollah’s spokesman’s journey in Canada from being a student in the late 1960s, falling in love with a Canadian journalist and becoming Iran’s Foreign Minister during Canadian Caper in the early 1980s. The program will include a number of audio clips, video footage and interviews related to the story.


A first-generation immigrant, Mahmoud shares his story of pursuing his passion for independent journalism, documentary and podcast making. The talk will also provide a short background on

the subject of season 2 Radio Dastneveshteha: Ayatollah’s Spokesman, Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, a close aid of Ayatollah Khomeini, who was once a student in Nelson, BC.

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