Rita Baghdadi


Rita Baghdadi is an award winning Moroccan-American documentary filmmaker with a background in international film sales. Her character-driven work has been supported by Sundance, Tribeca, Film Independent, ITVS, Points North Institute and the International Documentary Association. Rita’s documentary City Rising won three Emmy awards in 2017 including Best Social Issue Film. Her film My Country No More won Best Feature at the 2018 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and was picked up for broadcast on Independent Lens in 2019. Rita lensed the feature documentary Served Like a Girl which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and received a nationwide theatrical release. The Hollywood Reporter recognized Rita’s camerawork as intimate. Rita is co-founder of the production company Endless Eye, a co-organizer of the group Women in Documentary Filmmaking and a member of Free the Bid, Brown Girls Doc Mafia, Film Fatales and ICFC. When she is not filming, Rita is an active mentor dedicated to empowering women and girls through film training. Currently, she is in early production on Sirens, a coming-of-age documentary about the first female metal band in the Middle East.