New on Alchemiya

  • FRIDAY - Bedrock of Brooklyn

    Friday is a short documentary that explores the community within and history of a mosque and religious space in New York that is known as the “bedrock of Brooklyn”. A film by Aisha Amin.

  • Love Supreme: An Anatomy of Gratitude

    Preacher Moss is considered the “Godfather of Muslim Comedy.” He’s the founder of the groundbreaking comedy project, “Allah Made Me Funny,’ The Official Muslim Comedy Tour. Many of the present day Muslim comedians like Mo Amer, Hassan Minhaj, Ramy Youssef , and the like enjoy mainstream success, ...

  • Zahra and the Oil Man

    Zahra must go to work with her father, Hafeez the Oil Man, during the week because the family can’t afford camp.

    Zahra is a very brainy, quick witted and driven 10 year old filled with curiosity. Full of ideas, she wants to help her father’s struggling business, selling Muslim oils, soaps, and i...

  • A Prayer Beyond Borders

    Along the thousand-plus mile US/Mexico border there is only one place where families who have been separated by immigration policies have the ability to meet. At Friendship Park in Tijuana/ San Diego, the Border Church has committed to holding a binational service every Sunday to protect the righ...

  • Sleepers of the Cave, Ashab al Kahf

    1 season

    This 18 episode Iranian television drama, Men of Angelos (Persian: مردان آنجلس‎ Mardān-e Ānjelos), tells the story of the Seven Sleepers (mentioned in Surah al-Kahf), according to the Quran. It tells the story of six noblemen and a shepherd who became Christian and ran away from the tyranny of th...

  • Aya & Yusuf
    1 season

    Aya & Yusuf

    1 season

    Aya and Yusuf is an animated series for young children. The show features Aya and Yusuf, two adventurous 5-year-old twins with a passion for exploring the world around them. The series is rooted in Arabic heritage and follows Aya and Yusuf as they spend their days discovering all that the lush co...

  • Islamic Art From the Mamluk Period

    "Amid the splendour of the Arab Hall at Leighton House in West London, two Christie’s specialists discuss a 14th-century Mamluk brass basin and an exquisite ceramic imitation made in 19th-century France.

    ‘This is from the high point of the Islamic period in Egypt, during which some of the most i...

  • The Art of Qu'ran Manuscripts

    Sara Plumbly, Head of Islamic & Indian Art at Christie’s London, discusses the breadth of Islamic calligraphy.

    For Muslims, the Qur’an constitutes the very word of God. As Sara Plumbly, Head of Islamic & Indian Art at Christie’s London, explains, the imperative to clearly and elegantly transcrib...

  • Nooreh

    An eight year old Kashmiri girl 'Nooreh' residing in a small village on the India-Pakistan border believes that she has discovered a solution to end the relentless cross firing.

    Set in Kashmir, the film introduces us to young Nooreh whose life in a small village on the Indian-Pakistani border is...

  • Children of Wool - Berber Rug Weavers of Morocco

    Shot on location in a very remote part of southern Morocco, this short film looks into the amazing craftsmanship and dedication of the Berber rug weavers in the region.

    These incredibly talented people are part of an ancient tradition that still employs centuries-old techniques to produce beauti...

  • This is Palestine

    Two elderly artists, Widad Kawar and Abdulhay Mossallam, who have memories of the Palestinian Nakba and have used their creativity to preserve their culture in different ways.

  • 1001 Days

    1001 Days tells the story of the life of Sheherezade, the creative and heroic storyteller. Within a traditional fairy-tale structure, this animated short addresses eternal issues like sacrifice, equality and bravery, and considers how today’s women deserve equal treatment and privileges. Night af...

  • Bas Ek Pyali Chai (Just One Cup of Tea)

    Tea is that one thing everyone loves to have, but can it be so special for someone that he can wait for just that special cup for years? A narrative journey of Ghulam Raees (Rashid Farooqi) who takes us back in time where he used to work at the tea store of Ahmedeen (Qazi Wajid) and they both use...

  • In Conversation Ibtihaj Muhammad and Darren Walker

    Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad speaks with Ford Foundation president Darren Walker on what it means to be a woman of color, Muslim, American, and an athlete in the current political and historical moment.

  • The Architecture of the Veil - Damascene Houses

    'Damascene Houses - preserving the memory of an architectural wonder'.

    In 2017-18, Augustus Lersten was awarded a grant for the production of a video on 'Damascene Houses' - Interior dimensions, architecture, and the cultural nuances and stories that these houses carry and what they mean to Syri...

  • Finding Nenek - The Girl in the Batik Dress

    An adventure to find out who my Grandmother was and why she left Indonesia.

    I grew up with my identity in crisis. A London boy who has never been enough of anything to be anything. I'm not Western enough to be Western, Eastern enough to be Eastern. I grew up yearning for a sense of belonging, se...

  • Black American Muslim

    “I could choose to hide… but, Islam gives me a place to hope for better,” says Lawrence Coleman. He has experienced most of his life through the layered lens of three identities: Black, American and Muslim. Throughout his life, balancing those identities has posed some unique struggles for Colema...