Khalid Ali is a filmmaker, photographer, and educator based in Baltimore, Maryland. Khalid studied filmmaking at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California with the intention of pursuing a career in Hollywood. That all changed when he travelled to China for the first time. Upon graduation, Khalid began taking yearly trips to China to collaborate with brothers Omar and Tariq on more ambitious personal projects. These trips evolved into a series of short documentaries exploring Chinese kung fu, street food, and folk music. Khalid is co-founder of Ali Films, a dynamic, geographically mobile film production company specializing in promotional and industrial documentaries. He has been instructor of digital film at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology since 2010.