"Starting From Zero" Premiers At Independent Film Festival Boston

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BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio)Hassan Amini is the director of a new documentary called “Starting From Zero,” the story of three refugees caught in the chaos of the U.S. military’s recent withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Amini is an award-winning photojournalist who has covered global conflicts for the Associated Press in Liberia, Somalia, and the former Yugoslavia.

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He is also a filmmaker making the documentary Decadence and Downfall: The Shah of Iran’s Ultimate Party” which was nominated for a Grierson Award in 2016.

And now, his latest film is “Starting From Zero” which just premiered at the Independent Film Festival of Boston.

Photo: Tina Gao/ WBZ NewsRadio)

WBZ’s Tina Gao (@TinaGaoOnAir) spoke with Amini about growing up as a child in the Iranian revolution, becoming a refugee, his background and career as a photographer and a war correspondent, and now about his latest documentary project.

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