Dellair Youssef is a Berlin-based director, journalist and writer born in Damascus, Syria. Youssef studied ecology at Damascus University before changing his major to films. During the course of his studies, he attended several journalism workshops.

His films have been screened at various international venues. His first book, Stories from this Time (حكايات من هذا الزمن), was published in the year of 2014 and his second book, Good morning Lovelies (صباح الخير يا أحبّة), was published in 2020. His articles and essays have been regularly featured on relevant Arabic blogs and in newspapers, as well as in a selection of German newspapers and magazines, and been translated into English, Spanish, Swedish and German.


  • Banias: The Beginnings (2016)

  • Habel Ghasil (2016)

  • Chronolog Qamshli (2016)

  • Ya hoo (2016)

  • Damascene Features (2015)

  • Nediyari / Exile (2014)

  • Princes of Bees (2013) (with Bassel Shehadeh)

  • Play (2012)

  • Two Houses and a Story (2010)



  • ‘We See Heaven Upside Down’ - short film “Exile”

Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in Charlotte, NC, USA 2019

Ross Gallery at CPCC in Charlotte, NC, USA 2017

Novilla Gallery Berlin, Germany 2016

  • ‘Syria Off Frame’ - Photograph

Venice, Italy 2015

  • ‘Opening of the Youth Year’ - Photograph

Damascus, Syria 2010

  • ‘Handmade art exhibition’

Damascus, Syria 2008

Independent writing and journalistic work

  • 'Good morning, Lovelies, An incomplete biography' Mosaic for studies and publication, Istanbul (Turkey) 2020.

  • 'Stories from this Time', Beit El-Mwaten publishing house, Beirut (Lebanon), 2014.

  • Arabic and German newspapers and magazines such as:

Al-Hayat ● The New Arab ● Süddeutsche Zeitung ● Raseef 22 ● Syria Untold ● Aljumhuriya net