Rita Baghdadi is an Emmy award winning Moroccan-American documentary filmmaker specializing in bold, character-driven films.
The Hollywood Reporter recognized Rita’s vérité work as “intimate.” Her projects have been supported by Sundance, Tribeca, Film Independent, ITVS, IFP, Netflix and the International Documentary Association. Recently, Rita’s documentary My Country No More won Best Feature at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and was picked up for broadcast on Independent Lens. Her multi-platform documentary City Rising, funded by California Endowment, won three Emmy awards including Best Social Issue Film. Rita lensed the feature documentary Served Like A Girl about female military veterans (SXSW ‘17) which was released theatrically across the United States. Rita has directed and shot commercial content for major brands including Gatorade, Bud Lite and Beats by Dre among others. She is co-founder of Endless Eye, a full-service production company in Los Angeles, and a member of Film Fatales, Brown Girls Doc Mafia, ICFC, Glass Elevator, Free the Bid and WIMPS Unscripted. Currently, Rita is in production on Sirens, a documentary about the first female metal band in the Middle East. When she’s not shooting, Rita is an active mentor with Global Girl Media, dedicated to empowering underrepresented girls through film training, and she’s usually trying to find a horse to ride.