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
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 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
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