Franco-Algerian filmmaker Dania Reymond-Boughenou was born in Algiers in 1982. Her family left Algeria in 1994 during the Black Decade to settle in Marseille. She studied at the École des beaux-arts de Marseille and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, then at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, where she received the Studio Collector prize for her film Jeanne. In 2015, her work was sponsored by Mounir Fatmi at the Jeune Création salon. Her medium-length film Le Jardin d’essai, shot in Algiers in 2016, has been shown in several festivals, among them the Angers European First Film Festival, Rencontres du moyen-métrage de Brive, Cinemed and the Belfort Entrevues Film Festival, and won several awards.
Currently she develops her first feature film The storms, which will be shot in Algiers.