Assia Boundaoui is an Algerian-American filmmaker, writer and journalist. She has reported for PRI, BBC, AlJazeera, VICE and CNN, and has worked on the research and production of a number of documentary films including HBO’s Manhunt (2013), the recipient of news-time Emmy award. Her debut short film about Hijabi hair salons for the HBO documentary film series Lenny premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Her feature-length directorial debut, The Feeling of Being Watched, a documentary investigating a decade of FBI surveillance in Boundaoui’s Muslim-American community, had its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and received the Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary at the 2018 BlackStar Film Festival. Her work has been the recipient of support from the Ford Foundation JustFilms, International Documentary Association, San Francisco Film Society, Impact Partners and Firelight Media among others. Boundaoui is currently a New America National Fellow and a fellow with the Co-Creation Studio at the MIT Open Documentary Lab, where she is iterating a hybrid-documentary work: the Inverse Surveillance Project. She has a master’s in journalism from New York University and is an Algiers-born, Arabic-speaking, Chicago native, currently based in Los Angeles.