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Squeegee (Full Length)
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2019, 14 mins

The "Squeegee Boys" are best known for washing windshields of cars stopped at intersections around Baltimore. Seen by some as hooligans and by others as entrepreneurs, little is known about the actual circumstances that drive these young men to pick up a squeegee. 


This documentary follows the working days of seven young men as they navigate the busy intersections of Baltimore in search of tips. The footage shows scenes likely familiar to many locals who daily encounter the "squeegee boys" from their cars. But shown from the point of view of the "squeegee boys", the film offers new insights into the lived experiences of these young men.


This project is a collaboration between Khalid Ali and photographer Brad Ziegler.  View Brad's Photographs 

Baltimore Sun Op-Ed: Squeegee Tragedy by Khalid Ali

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Upcoming Screenings:


Past Screenings:

2024  Short Film Festival & Food Drive. Woodbury, MN.

2023  Perpich Center for Arts Education. Golden Valley, MN.  

2023  Cinema Lounge. Minneapolis, MN.

2023  Viewpoint Gallery. St. Paul, MN.

2022  The Garage. Baltimore, MD. 

2022  Ethnografilm Paris. Paris, France.

2021  Bethesda Film Festival. Bethesda, MD.

2021  Fundraiser: Health Care for The Homeless. Baltimore, MD.

2020  Creative Alliance: Art To Dine For Baltimore, MD.

2020  13th Annual Chesapeake Film Festival.  Easton, MD.

2020  Vox Popular Media Arts Festival. Thunder Bay, Canada.

2020  Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival. Indianapolis, IN.

2020  SNF Parkway Membership Drive.  Baltimore, MD.

2020  Maryland Film Festival.  Baltimore, MD

2020  Rhode Island Black Film Festival.  Providence, RI

2020  Trenton Film Festival.  Trenton, NJ

2019  Oregon Documentary Film Festival - Portland, OR

2019  Georgia Documentary Film Festival - Atlanta, GA

2019  Film Collective - Philadelphia, PA


"Honorable Mention" 2021 Deep Focus Film Festival

"Best Film Made In Maryland" 2020 Chesapeake Film Festival

"Best Documentary Short" 2020 Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival

"People's Choice" 2020 Vox Popular Media & Arts Festival

"Most Original Concept" 2019 Oregon Documentary Film Festival

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