Director, Producer. Archivist. DBFF Historian
Walid is a film archivist that specializes in the preservation of images and events from our past. His focus is primarily forgotten parts of our history; stories that have been told by African Americans in film particularly in the early days of cinema. This type of information is difficult to locate and remains historically significant. Included in the research is the body of works from filmmakers like Oscar Michaeux, Spencer Williams, William Alexander, the still-controversial Stepin Fetchit, and others. He is one of the foremost authorities in the world on African American Cinema. Additionally Walid Khaldi develops original projects from various historic time periods.