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Maajooneh: Stop-Motion on Syria

Yaman (2016)

010 / 17 August 2017



Yaman (2016)

4 mins 09 secs


Yaman is a young inventor. His greatest invention is a machine that turns regular tissues into incredible, fantastical, tissues; an invention that ultimately helps in his survival. Yaman screened at Annecy International Film Festival and the BBC Arabic Festival. It won Best Short Film at the Dhaka International Film Festival.

This film was mad by the Syrian stop motion film collective, Maajooneh, in 2016.
Director : Amer Al Barzawi
Animators: Ammar Khattab, Farah Presley
Produced by: Bidayyat


يامن مخترع صغير. أهم اختراعاته هي آلة تستطيع تحويل المحارم العادية الى محارم خارقة فتساعده في صراعه من أجل العيش و البقاء
إخراج : عامر البرزاوي
إنتاج : بدايات

About the author

Amer AlBarzawi

Amer AlBarzawi was born in 1987 in Damascus and grew up in Rukneddine, Syria. He left Syria after the start of the conflict in the country, relocating to Lebanon, then Turkey and finally, at the beginning of 2017, to France where he now lives. Since 2005, Amer has been a dancer as part of a theatre dance group. He continues to participate in local and international theatre performances. In 2015, with Maajooneh, the collective he co-founded, he started making award-winning stop-motion films. The group's first film, Fade to Black, won the Jury Prize at the Toronto Urban Film Festival. Their second film, Yaman (2016), also a stop-motion short, won Best Short Film at Dhaka International Film Festival. Both films screened in numerous international film festivals. Currently, Amer is making films independently about refugees' trauma and mental wellbeing.