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Amer Albarzawi was born in 1987 in Damascus, Syria. After having been a member of the
National Syrian Gymnastics team, he shifted his focus towards dance and performance.
He participated in many Arabic and international festivals between 2005 and 2011,
all while directing and self-producing his own theater plays and performances. Later
specializing in Capoeira, he was a consultant for the association Bidna Capoeira in Raqqa
(Syria), Beirut (Lebanon) and Istanbul (Turkey), where he also received production funds
from Bidayyat for Audiovisual Arts to direct short films, such as Fade to Black (2015) and
Yaman (2015), which he directed with Majooneh, a group of young syrian artists that he
founded. Both films shed light on the reality of many Syrians during the past decade using
stop motion and pixelation. They both participated in film festivals across the world. In
2017, Amer arrived in France for an eight-month art residency with 
Programme Nora,
and then became a member of the Programme d’Étudiant Invité of the École nationale
supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD). He is currently a student at Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, where he directs films related to his experience of exile, alienation, and memory loss.