Queen Muhammad Ali
Queen Muhammad Ali is an award winning film director, multimedia activist, public speaker, television and film producer. Before she began directing films, Queen worked as an elementary grade teacher for a private school in Southern California. Her interest in education led her to filmmaking.
She has produced for MGM Television, Showtime, Univision Television, MTV, and VH1. Her work has also been featured in Ebony Magazine, LAWeekly, Huffington Post, KTLA News Los Angeles, Washington Post, NY Times, NY Daily News, Oprah Winfrey Network, Arizona Informant and Yahoo! News.
Queen has traveled the world on various delegations and humanitarian projects and has spoken at prestigious universities throughout the US. Not only has she been featured in countless national and international media outlets, she is also the recipient of several distinguished awards, including The Mutianyu Artist Fellowship in Bejing China.
A founding member of the nationally distributed magazine, Nation19, Queen published the magazine to educate youth on indigenous empowerment, archaeological research, anthropological correctness and social change. Nation19 reaches millions of people worldwide on Facebook and Instagram daily.
Queen’s name is not by accident. Her Great Grandfather is Paramount Chief
(King) Tuli Le’iato of American Samoa whose letters to President Kennedy are on display at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
From living on remote islands (Aunu’u & Tutuila) in the South Pacific in order to research Anthropophagy to working with poor Mayan coffee farmers to producing a short film on the untold history of blacks in Mexico, Queen Muhammad Ali and Hakeem Khaaliq use immersive storytelling to raise awareness and inspire action around pressing global issues. Their work has raised awareness about Hip Hop advocacy and historic inaccuracies affecting indigenous and black communities. Queen and Hakeem have directed films in 6 countries, given speeches and hosted events at several universities including Arizona State University, Denver Metropolitan College, Glendale community College, University of Arizona, Wayne University, and are guest speakers at Infusion Soft conferences. They have appeared on Univision Television, CNN, BET, MTV, Global Grind, and New York Daily News. Their work has also been featured in major international publications including the Associated Press, Ebony Magazine, Huffington Post, and LA Weekly.