Rita BaghdadiRita Baghdadi

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund | 2016
TFI Pond5 Program | Spring 2019

Rita Baghdadi is an award-winning Moroccan-American documentary filmmaker whose character-driven work has been supported by Sundance, Tribeca Film Institute, 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, she is an active mentor dedicated to empowering women and girls through film training. Currently, Rita is in early production on SIRENS, a coming-of-age documentary about the first female metal band in the Middle East.

My Country, No More

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund | 2016
TFI/A+E IndieFilms StoryLab | 2016

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Tribeca All Access® | 2020

Sirens

TFI Pond5 Program | Spring 2019
TFI/A+E IndieFilms StoryLab | 2020