Queen Muhammad Ali is an award winning film Director, Television producer, and visual anthropologist. Queen’s Great Grandfather and later her Great uncle both served the people of American Samoa as Paramount Chiefs (Kings). In continuing the tradition of serving the Island, Ali is an advocate for revitalizing the knowledge of indigenous foods and ancient Samoan pharmacopeia to combat diabetes and obesity. Ali’s film #Bars4Justice starring Common and Talib Kweli, screened twice at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Glasgow Scotland, Beijing China, and Tiapapata Art center in Apia, Samoa. Recognized internationally for her research on the negative images and stereotypes of original people, she has been requested to lend her expertise to universities and organizations across the globe.
Winner of ArtPlace America 2017
Winner of Best Short Documentary 24th annual PAFF February
Mutianyu Fellowship Residency Awardee Beijing, China
Selected guest speaker at MoMA’s 2017 Doc fortnight
Winner 2017 ISF Film Grant / Scholarship Recipient
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