Danielle Schwartz was born in Israel in 1982.
She studied literature (Tel Aviv University) Cultural Studies (Hebrew University
of Jerusalem) and Comparative Literature (University of Chicago), as well as film (am Spiegel Film and Television School). Her academic research focuses on the cinematic representation of Palestinian ruins in Israeli cinema and on other aspects of Israeli visual culture.
Mirror Image, her first film, won the Van Leer Award for Best Short Documentary Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival, and is screened internationally.
Her work as an artist, writer and activist focuses on personal and collective trauma, healing, language, ideology and community building.