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Rita Baghdadi on Building Intimacy with Subjects & Directing and Shooting Simultaneously
25 minutes Posted Jan 20, 2023 at 4:00 pm.
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In this episode, we sit down with director, producer, and cinematographer Rita Baghdadi, who's latest film Sirens premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at Outfest.

Rita talks about how she transitioned from competitive horse jumping to documentary filmmaking, her process in making the film Sirens, how she was able to bring Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne on as Executive Producers, her collaboration with the composer Para One, how she was able to juggle verité shooting and directing, and more.

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Producer Caley Fox Shannon on Instagram
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Editor Audrey Horowitz on Instagram

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