Samer NAJARI (1976, Russia) was born in Moscow to a Syrian father and a Lebanese mother. He began his studies in architecture at the University of Damascus at the age of 18. Since immigrating to Canada in 1994, he has completed a BFA in Film Production at Concordia University. In 2001 he took part in a two-year residency at the Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains in France. Since his return to Canada, Samer Najari has directed two internationally acclaimed short films. Arwad is his first feature-length film and is co-directed by Dominique Chila.
Le petit oiseau va sortir (2006, short), La neige cache l'ombre des figuiers (2010, short), Arwad (2013, co-dir)