Born in Abadan, the southwestern part of Iran, Abbas Amini started making short films at the age of 13. In 2001, he moved to Tehran, worked as assistant director, and then began making documentary films especially on social and child welfare issues. He also directed a number of shorts and documentaries on social issues and the terrible consequences of the Iran/Iraq war. His debut and Second feature films, Valderama (2016) and Hendi & Hormoz (2018), were both premiered and acclaimed in Berlinale. Amini served as a jury member in the Generation section of Berlinale 2020. The Slaughterhouse (2020) is his third feature film.