About Taghi

Bio

Taghi Amirani is an Iranian physicist turned award-winning documentary filmmaker. He is the Director of Amirani Media, a London-based film and television production company with over 60 hours of programming produced for the world’s leading broadcast networks, including the BBC, Channel 4, PBS, National Geographic, France 3 and Aljazeera. Starting out as a director in 1989 he has made 35 documentaries, a couple of fictions shorts and a handful of commercials.

He is currently working on a film about the 1953 coup d'état in Iran staged by America and Britain that overthrew the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Mossadegh and re-installed the Shah. BP was at the heart of the story. If you want to understand current US-Iran relations you need to know what happened in 1953.

On this page you can see an 18-min showreel.

More samples are on the Amirani Media website

http://amiranimedia.com/

Education

  • University of Bristol; Radio, Film and TV, 1985 - 1986
  • University of Nottingham; Physics, 1980 - 1984

Job Titles

Filmmaker, Founder @ Amirani Media

About Taghi Amirani’s work

A feature documentary about the biggest protest in history that took place on 15 February 2003 against the invasion of Iraq, and its legacy. ROLE: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. IN POST PRODUCTION

Companies and organizations

Amirani Media

Projects

"We Are Many"

Jan. 12, 2011 - Mar. 21, 2014

A feature documentary about the biggest protest in history that took place on 15 February 2003 against the invasion of Iraq, and its legacy. ROLE: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. IN POST PRODUCTION

Project website

"Coup 53"

May. 07, 2009 - Sep. 23, 2015

A feature about the 1953 coup d'état in Iran staged by America and Britain that overthrew the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Mossadegh and re-installed the Shah. BP was at the heart of the story. If you want to understand current US-Iran relations you need to know what happened in 1953.

"ARUP Legends"

Jun. 01, 2011 - Present

A series of documentary profiles of prominent ARUP engineers who have built some of the world's most iconic buildings and structures. ROLE: PRODUCER-DIRECTOR. IN PRODUCTION THROUGH 2014

Taghi Amirani on the TED blog

Live From Ted

We Are Many: Filmmaker Taghi Amirani talks about his new documentary, 7 years in the making, about the largest protest in history

March 21, 2014

As the Fellows program turns five, we catch up with Iranian filmmaker Taghi Amirani – a member of the Fellows inaugural class and the first recipient of the TED Fellows Hero award – to get the scoop on the premiere of Amirani Media’s latest film, We Are Many (see the trailer, above) – a documentary on the February 15, 2003, global […]

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News

TED Fellows names a hero: Taghi Amirani

February 26, 2013

Monday on the TED Fellows stage, Tom Rielly did something unprecedented in the history of the Fellows — he singled out one for recognition. Presenting the newly minted TED Fellows Hero award to Iranian-British filmmaker Taghi Amirani, he said, “This person has gone above and beyond in writing, participating, a certain amount of kvetching, mentoring […]

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