Over the past 15 years, Amir Amirani has made films for some of British television’s most prestigious series, including Arena (And The Winner is), Timewatch (Concorde – A Love Story), Picture This (Hallelujah Hendrix), Correspondent (Letter to America and Addicted to Arms) and Newsnight. In films that have received critical acclaim, Amirani has covered the life and death of Concorde, the strange world of awards and awards ceremonies, Jimi Hendrix’s house in London, music under Apartheid, the arms trade with Will Self, sex change in Iran, and the horrors of chemical warfare in the Iran-Iraq war. Two of his documentaries have been nominated for an Amnesty International Award and One World Broadcasting Trust Award respectively.
Amir joined the BBC in 1992 as a Graduate Production Trainee, before leaving to set up Amirani Media with his brother Taghi. As well as television, Amir has produced and presented programmes for BBC Radio 4 including In Business, From Our Own Correspondent, The Today Programme, and documentaries on Iranian comedy and poetry. His journalism includes writing for The Guardian, New Statesman, New Scientist, Business Traveller Asia, and the Economist Intelligence Unit. We Are Many is his first feature film.