Rita Baghdadi

Filmmaker, My Country No More

As a director, Rita Baghdadi’s character-driven work has been supported by Tribeca, ITVS, Netflix and the International Documentary Association. Her feature documentary, My Country No More, earned her a fellowship from Film Independent in 2015, won Best Feature at the 2018 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and was picked up for broadcast by Independent Lens. Baghdadi is also an accomplished Director of Photography, having shot several documentary features including Served Like a Girl, which premiered at SXSW in 2017 and was released theatrically across the United States.

She earned a Bachelor’s in Film from Columbia College Chicago, she is co-founder of Endless Eye, a production studio in Los Angeles, and when she’s not filming Baghdadi is an active mentor, dedicated to empowering women and girls through film training.