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Samer Al Barkawi
سامر البرقاوي
Samer Al Barkawi

(1972-09-05) September 5, 1972 (age 49)
Alma materUniversity of Damascus
OccupationDirector, producer
Years active2008–present

Samer Al Barkawi (born 5 September 1973), is an Syrian director.[1] He is best known as the director of popular television serials and films Al Hayba, Djemai Family, Sultan Achour and 10 Bouzid Days.

Personal life[edit]

He was born on 5 September 1973 in Syria. He graduated with a degree in business management from the University of Damascus in 1994.[2]


In 2010, he directed his maiden film Baed Al Sokoot. Then he made the television serial Khawatim in 2012.[3] In 2013, he directed the serial Loabat El Mawt (Game of Death) which had its official television screening on 10 July 2013 in Egypt.[4] Later, it was released in Lebanon. After the success of the series, he made the and A Cry of a Soul: Sarkhet Roh in 2013.

He also made several critical acclaimed short films such as Nur and The Poster in 2003, Yousry Nasrallah in 2005, and Kalam Harim: Women's Talk in 2006.[2] In 2017, he made Syrian-Lebanese drama television series Al Hayba.[5] The serial received large popularity with some criticism with representations of women and domestic violence. The series was spanned for four seasons.[6] The series first aired on Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC) to the Arab world on 27 May 2017. and continued up to date.


Year Film Role Genre Ref.
2010 Baed Al Sokoot Director TV Movie
2013 Loabat Al Moot (Game of Death) Director TV Series
2013 A Cry of a Soul: Sarkhet Roh Director TV Series
2014 What If: Aka Laow Director TV Series
2015 Cello Director TV Series
2016 Nos Youm Director TV Series
2017 Al Hayba Director TV Series
2017 Shababeek: Windows Director TV Series
2018 Al Hayba the Comeback Director TV Series
2018 Nassif Zeytoun: Azmit si'a Director Video short
2019 Al Hayba the Harvest Director TV Series
2020 Al Hayba the Payback Director TV Series
2021 Al Hayba Jabal Director TV Series


  1. ^ "Samer El Barqawi". elcinema. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Samer Barkawi archive". transmediale. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Samer Al Barqawi to shoot new drama in Lebanon". albawaba. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Loabat Al Moot (Game of Death)". IMDb. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Samer Barqawi: Director". Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 October 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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