Ali is a Producer and Cinematographer at Soch Media, a digital media platform which specialises in producing media focused on documenting and explaining underreported content from across Pakistan and the Global South. Quetta-born and now based in Karachi, Ali has produced and directed multiple short films and documentaries, including the award winning short fiction film, "Father's Grave". Most recently he completed the development of his first feature film within the framework of the IFBA 2021 Busan Asian Film School. His short documentary "In Zainab's Heaven", which is currently in production, has been awarded the Hot Docs Cross Currents International Doc Fund.
Films shown in Divvy Film Festival 2023
Quetta’s Old Men’s Garden, 2021, Ali Mehdi & Soch Videos
A group of senior citizens from the Hazara community have been working together over the course of 15 years to create a quiet sanctuary at the foothills of Quetta's Meherdar Mountain. This documentary is dedicated to them.
Hazara Parkour: The Freerunners of Quetta, 2021, Ali Mehdi & Soch Videos
When the roads to Hazara Town are sealed and to be cautious is the only way to survive — the Hazara youth find their escape in the extreme sport, parkour. This is their story: The Free Runners of Quetta.