Shorts

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Madinay Wala Jahaaz (The Aeroplane to Madina)

    This short film revolves around the story of a father and son who put everything at risk to follow their dream of living the big city life. Taking unexpected turns and emotional trips, this family of two ends up realizing how all that glitters is not gold.

  • Ayam

    Three generations of Moroccan women exchange feelings and anecdotes while preparing for the Eid Al Adha family festivies.

  • The Sunni Beard

    Philadelphia is known as "the city of brotherly love" and these brothas love their beards. The beard has a special significance in Philadelphia culture and is unlike any other city in America. There is a reason motivating a choice to grow or to shave, to groom, trim or leave alone. The Sunni Bear...

  • Ali's Day

    Short story depicting the male side of a traditional Yemeni wedding. Filmed by Juan Herrero in 2012, in Thula, the Haraz mountains, Yemen.

  • Curves of Iran

    To the people asking: "Why do you want to go to Iran?", show them this video! The narration explains the whole thing: "Curves are everywhere in Eastern culture: our writing, our architecture, our instruments, the way we dance; even the tone of our language is curved. The West was built on angles....

  • The Gold Finial of Humayun's Tomb

    The story of the creation of the Humayun's Tomb gold finial, which had a team of architects, engineers, scientists and traditional craftsmen - carpenters, copper-smiths, gilders - working towards this mammoth restoration effort for two years.

  • Insha e Noor: Threads of Empowerment

    This short film on the paper-cutting craft of Saanjhi and how it is transforming the lives of women from Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti. The women cut patterns of jaalis, motifs, and patterns from the Mughal-era monuments situated in Nizamuddin, and create products like lamps, screens, tea-lights, bookm...

  • Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti: A Cultural Revival

    Since 2007, the Aga Khan Development Network led Nizamuddin Urban Renewal Initiative has been undertaking various initiatives to revitalise the historical city centre of the Hazrat Nizamuddin Area. This film showcases how the renewal initiative harnessed the cultural assets of Nizamuddin Basti to...

  • A Strange Perfume of Jasmine

    Faisal has been living alone since three years since his divorce with Yasmin, with whom he was deeply in love. He has been trying to get over his past, working, playing music, meeting friends, connecting to his spirituality, all without success. Regularly, visions of past memories haunts him and ...

  • The Stranger

    The film tells the story of Ali, a 25-year-old Tunisian man who lives in Rome. His family's political and religious circumstances imposed on him a complex reality. Because of this, the young man lacks a real sense of belonging and does not know for himself a homeland and feels dispersed. The real...