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.

Podcast Guest Appearances

Summer Films on Corn, Coal, Lights and Flights

It’s a summer movie special as Climate One talks to the directors/producers of four recent documentaries that bring human drama to the climate story: Hillbilly, which explores the myths and realities of life in the Appalachian coalfields; My Country No More, the story of one rural community divided by the North Dakota oil boom; Saving the Dark, which focuses on the battle of dark-sky enthusiasts to fight light pollution; and Point of No Return, in which two pilots risk their lives flying around the world in a solar-powered plane that is as delicate as a t

Documentaries for the Holiday Season

It’s a holiday movie special as Climate One talks to the directors/producers of four recent documentaries that bring human drama to the climate story: Hillbilly, which explores the myths and realities of life in the Appalachian coalfields; My Country No More, the story of one rural community divided by the North Dakota oil boom; Saving the Dark, which focuses on the battle of dark-sky enthusiasts to fight light pollution; and Point of No Return, in which two pilots risk their lives flying around the world in a solar-powered plane that is as delicate as a