in the vicinity of the fire

“in the vicinity of the fire” is a Docudrama series produced by Maziar Hashemi and directed by Bizhan Araabi and Shahoo Zandi, about life and hard work of the people working day and night in Iran’s Oil Industry and Refineries.

This TV series is produced in thirteen 60 minute episodes on the demand of National Iranian Oil Company.

produced by

Maziar Hashemi

directed by

Bizhan Araabi

Director of photography

Hamed Fereshte Hekmat, Ebrahim Jafari


Siroos Shabani


Hamid Shahbazi, Mehdi Zeydi, Mehdi Imani

Production Manager

Hadi Zare Yekta

Still Photographer

Ilia Salimi


Sepide Sayyad Daryabakhsh


Habib Khazaeefar


Mani Rahnema

Project Executive

Eede Bonian Art and Culture Company

Honar Ideh Bonyan