Filmmakers and Producers

Hakeem Khaaliq

Hakeem Khaaliq (Director/ Producer/ Cinematographer/Editor) Hakeem Khaaliq is an award winning cinematographer, television producer, film director, photographer, ghetto anthropologist, multimedia activist, and graphic design artist. Before his career in film and television, Hakeem worked as a music producer, music publisher, music supervisor, and radio personality.

Hakeem has written, directed, designed, and produced for Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Sean “Puffy” Combs, David Banner, Russell Simmons, Kobe Bryant, MGM Television, Derrick Rose, Aloe Blacc, NBC Interactive, WBLS (New York), and KIISfm (Burbank).

A founding member of Nation19 Magazine, Hakeem serves as the company's Chief Creative Officer and researcher. Hakeem is the recipient of The Mutianyu Artist Fellowship in Bejing China in 2016.

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.


#Bars4Justice a.k.a. Bars4Justice
Queen Muhammad Ali & Hakeem Khaaliq
Producer: Nation19 Magazine (a Mobile Regime brand)
2015, 9 min., Color, US
On the one year anniversary of Mike Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, a benefit concert in commemoration of his life was organized by Hip-Hop and civil rights activists Common, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, Renita Lamkin, Cornell West, Rosa Clemente, Jasiri Smith, Bree Newsome, and Rahiel Tesf...

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