Generations of family farming tradition go up in flames as the North Dakota oil rush leaves human memory, culture and identity scorched in its wake. Spanning four years, My Country, No More intimately follows one family’s path to resistance through the rise and fall of the oil boom, raising a fundamental question: what are we willing to sacrifice in our pursuit of progress.
My Country, No More aligns closely with the Ideals & Values of the Rogovy Foundation, especially within the theme of the environment, emphasizing sustainable practices and compassion for our natural world. The film tells a human story that raises a fundamental question about environmental loss. Through questioning the long term consequences of oil and gas related development in North Dakota, My Country, No More champions everyday people who make it their mission to stop the domino effect of industrialization and try to build a better future for their community. The film challenges the notion that all is fair in the pursuit of progress. By exploring the complicated intersection between agriculture and industry, the film inspires an awareness of the environment and reconnects us as people sharing a home on planet Earth; rural and urban alike.
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Rita Baghdadi, CoDirector/Producer/Cinematographer
RITA BAGHDADI is a MoroccanAmerican documentary filmmaker. Since graduating from Columbia Chicago, her character-driven work has been supported by Netflix, IFP, Technicolor, the International Documentary Association and festivals worldwide. In 2015 Rita was selected for the Film Independent Documentary Lab for MY COUNTRY, NO MORE. Rita is co-founder of Los Angeles based production company Endless Eye and an active mentor with GlobalGirl Media.
Jeremiah Hammerling, CoDirector/Cinematographer
Director / Cinematographer JEREMIAH HAMMERLING graduated from film school in 2008. His award winning documentary work has aired on PBS, CNN, ESPN, NPR and in top film festivals. Jeremiah’s debut feature documentary A MESSAGE FROM THE EAST premiered at the 2010 Beirut International Film Festival. Jeremiah co-owns Endless Eye with commercial clients such including Gatorade, Bud Light, UFC, Intel, Scion, Taco Bell and Toyota.