Born in 1983 in Algiers, Lamine Ammar-Khodja grew up in the suburbs of the capital, at Bab Ezzouar. In 2003, he left his native country to study computing in France. After achieving a Master in documentary production at Lussas, he produced several short films: Aziz Chouaki or the Serment of oranges (2008), Comment recadrer un hors-la-loi en tirant sur un fil (2010), Alger moins que zero (2011), and 56 Sud. His first feature film Demande à ton ombre was selected at FID Marseille 2012, where he won the prize for Best First Film. He went on to make a short film, Chroniques equivoques, which was shown at a number of festivals (Doc Lisboa, Torino, Tétouan, etc.). His second film, Bla Cinima was awarded a special mention by the jury at the 2014 Entrevues de Belfort Festival and was shown at many international festivals. He presented in Montpellier his films Demande à ton ombre and Bla Cinima at the « Mediterranean Documentary Season » organized by Cinemed and the médiathèque Federico Fellini. In 2016, he was jury of the documentary competition at Cinemed.