Dellair Youssef

Dellair Youssef is a Syrian journalist, writer and filmmaker. He has directed several films, including The Princes of the Bees, Exile, Banyas: The Beginnings and Clothesline. He is also the author of Tales of this Time, which was published in 2014, and Good Morning Lovelies, published in 2020. Youssef lives in Berlin.

In Assad’s Syria, school is prison

18 November 2021
Public schools in Syria are ugly, prison-like and oftentimes violent. That’s by design, argues Dellair Youssef.
Taking sides in the great war of mujaddara

20 September 2021
Like all the world’s religions, the religion of mujaddara is divided against itself. There is a fanatical majority that loves eating the dish with bulgur, and a minority of rice-lovers...
Soudade Kaadan: 'Magic realism sneaks into all of my films'

19 July 2021
"How do you express the loss of your country, your people, of seeing all this blood? You feel like you’re no longer yourself, that you lost a part of yourself,...
Sultana’s story

10 July 2021
My grandmother Sultana used to tell us these stories every time the electricity cut off and we gathered together in the dark. She talked and talked and talked without getting...
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