Squeegee (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 the 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.  Click here to see Brad's photographs from Squeegee.

 

 

Upcoming Screenings:

June 18-21, 2020 - Rhode Island Black Film Festival.  Showtimes TBA

June 2020 - Maryland Film Festival.  Showtimes TBA

April 9-10, 2021 - Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival.  Showtimes TBA

Past Screenings:

March 2020 - Trenton Film Festival. Sunday 3/29 at 12:00pm. 

December 2019 - Oregon Documentary Film Festival - Portland, OR

November 2019 - Georgia Documentary Film Festival - Atlanta, GA

October 2019 - Film Collective - Philadelphia, PA

Interviewing the director.  Photo by Brad Ziegler