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:

April 21-25, 2020 - Ethnografilm Festival Paris.  Showtimes TBA

April 10-11, 2020 - Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival.  Showtimes TBA

March 26-29, 2020 - Trenton Film Festival.  Showtimes TBA

Past Screenings:

December 7, 2019 - Oregon Documentary Film Festival - Portland, OR

November 11, 2019 - Georgia Documentary Film Festival - Atlanta, GA

October 14, 2019 - Film Collective - Philadelphia, PA

Interviewing the director.  Photo by Brad Ziegler
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