Rita Baghdadi is an award winning Moroccan-American documentary filmmaker whose character-driven work has been supported by Tribeca, Sundance, Film Independent, ITVS, Points North Institute and the International Documentary Association. In 2017 Rita’s documentary CITY RISING won three local Emmy awards 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 also 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 her camerawork as intimate. Rita is co-founder of the production company Endless Eye, a documentary Advisor for Sundance Co//ab and a member of Free the Bid, Brown Girls Doc Mafia and Film Fatales. 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 feature documentary about the first female metal band in the Middle East.
TFI Pond5 Program | Spring 2019