Ballad of the Knife Sharpener
Directed by Khalid Ali
A young knife sharpener from rural China uses his penetrating voice and songs to attract customers as he tries to make ends meet on the streets of Beijing.
Khalid Ali (Director/Editor) is a filmmaker and educator based in Baltimore, Maryland. Khalid is co-founder of Ali Films, a dynamic, geographically mobile film production company specializing in documentaries. He has been instructor of digital film at G.W. Carver Center for Arts and Technology since 2010.
Director: Khalid Ali
Producer: Khalid Ali, Omar Ali
November 4 / 95 mins(Comedy, Romance, Drama, Crime, Documentary Shorts) A small-time hustler and a serenading street knife-sharpener. A dyslexic student and a suspicious gum-toting taxi driver.