Danielle Dougé

Danielle Therese Dougé is a Haitian American filmmaker from Chicago, IL. Her work most often centers an exploration of Black womanhood/feminisms, queerness, ancestral knowledge, and intergenerational trauma via the genres of thriller, horror, sci-fi, and drama. She holds a BA in Film from Northwestern University and an MFA in Film from Columbia University. During their tenure at Columbia, Dougé was awarded the Jesse Thompkins III Memorial Award for screenwriting, earned a 2020 Sundance Blackhouse fellowship, and a 2021 Facebook SEEN fellowship. Most recently, Dougé was awarded Faculty Honors for her feature script, "Summertime Pie," at the 2023 Columbia University Film Festival. Dougé is currently a term assistant professor at Barnard College and a teaching artist at Developing Artists.

In this series, we catch up with Columbia filmmakers who have recently graduated to chat about their time in the Film Program, what they’re doing now, and their goals for the future. This week, we spoke with alumna Danielle Therese Dougé ’22.