A French-Palestinian-Algerian filmmaker and actor, Lina Soualem was born in Paris, where she is still based. She started her career as a programmer for the International Human Rights Film Festival in Buenos Aires. Her debut feature-length documentary, Their Algeria, had its premiere in the Visions du Réel International Film Festival in 2020. It went on to receive the First Film Award at the Cinemed Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Film, the Best Arab Documentary Award at the El Gouna Film Festival, and the Best Documentary Award at the Cinemania Film Festival, among a dozen other awards. Soualem has appeared in three feature films, directed by Hafsia Herzi, Hiam Abbass, and Rayhana. She currently works as an author of fiction films, documentaries, and television series. She recently worked as a researcher and writing coordinator on the Disney+ series, Oussekine.