Talent Guide

Rita Baghdadi

  • Discipline:Director, Producer
  • Program Year:Documentary Lab 2015, Grants and Awards 2015


Rita Baghdadi is a Moroccan-American filmmaker and a Film Independent Documentary Fellow. Baghdadi received the 2013 International Documentary Association Pare Lorentz grant for her upcoming feature documentary My Country, No More. In 2014 her genre-bending short Moms premiered at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival. Recently, Baghdadi shot and field produced the feature documentary License To Operate, premiering in competition at the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival. Baghdadi studied film at Columbia College Chicago. She is co-founder of Los Angeles based production company Endless Eye and an active mentor with GlobalGirl Media, dedicated to empowering girls through documentary film.

Current Project

My Country, No More


My Country, No More is an intimate portrait of rural life in a North Dakota oil town as one family struggles to stop their farmland from being industrialized, and keep their community whole.