French-Moroccan producer and director. Born in Algeria, in Aïn Kihal (near Aïn Temouchent) in a Moroccan family. She grew up in the Bordeaux region from the age of 6. With a degree in language sciences, literature and cinema, Rahma El Madani signs her films under the name of Rahma Benhamou El Madani. She created a production company Plein Cadres in 1996. She has written, directed, produced and often filmed several documentary and fiction films herself.
On June 6, 2012, Tagnawittude, a feature-length documentary, was released in France and in Algeria. It has been shown at several international festivals (Dubai, Montreal, Arizona, Santiago de Chile, Tennessee, New York, etc.), at several musical screenings around the world (Berlin, Paris, Grenoble, Tangiers, Agadir, etc.) and has been featured in the Algerian, French, Moroccan and Arab press.
For many years Rahma B.E. has been working on a documentary film Oranie, retour au pays natal, which is being finished and which takes place between France and Algeria. This film follows her documentary Du côté de chez soi, released in 2003 and co-produced by the Dardenne brothers, and broadcast on the Moroccan channel 2M. In 2012, she participated in the book Les cinémas du Maghreb et leurs publics, Africultures, numbers 89-90, L'Harmattan, Paris, 340 pages, by testifying on her work as a Franco-Maghrebi filmmaker.