Following a career in show-jumping, Ali graduated in 2001 from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Ca. with Honors in Advertising. Ali has worked for over 14 years in advertising, participating on international juries and having her work recognized by the Cannes Festival of Advertising, MTV, the Emmys, One Show and more.
Ali now directs as well, having her short film work on NOWNESS and her first documentary feature, Muerte Es Vida, screened at the British Museum, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, and won ‘Best Human Wildlife Interaction’ at the International Wildlife Film Festival.
She is currently working on her second documentary feature.
Monarch butterflies have brought hope to the darkest times of people's lives. In Mexico, when they arrive for Day of the Dead, they are thought to be souls of the departed. Coincidence?
Butterflies normally live two weeks, but this ‘super-generation’ lives two months and travels to Michoacán state in central Mexico, arriving in late October, just around the Day of the Dead.