Alchemiya is an online TV streaming service dedicated to bringing you the best Movies, Drama and Documentaries about the Muslim world.
A video library that celebrates the rich culture and heritage of the Muslim world, past and present. Often described as the "Muslim Netflix", Alchemiya is a movement to provide positive, celebratory, beautiful, video content and challenges the distorted negative ‘tropes’ about Islam and Muslims.
Alchemiya has established itself as the ‘home’ of feel-good entertainment for anyone who wants to hear and see the everyday beauty present in Muslim communities everywhere.
We seek out and work with the most creative talent, both established and emerging, from the Global Muslim community. Content is selected for its appeal to universal audiences and we support an open minded, inclusive attitude, avoiding sectarian, political or narrow interpretations.
It is at the western border of the Middle Kingdom, on the Silk Road, in Lanzhou, Linxia and Yinchuan, that we decided to put our backpacks. These central Chinese cities which proudly display magnificent mosques in Chinese, Persian, Turkish and Arabic styles are key stages in meeting the Hui people: the majority Muslim ethnic group in China, but where do the Hui come from? Why do they enjoy, unlike their co-religionists the Uyghurs, this relative freedom of worship? What relations do they have with the Muslim world and the various Chinese powers? So many questions that will lead us from meeting to meeting on the traces of this unexpected ethnic group.
London in the late 1960s. A steady stream of hippies get switched on to the
teachings of Sufism through Ian Dallas, a Scottish playwright and actor who had encountered Islam on a trip to Morocco. He takes the group to Morocco and introduces them to Shakyh Muhammad ibn al-Habib. The shaykh gifts t...
'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...
Based on a true story, set in 1942, in Nazi-occupied Paris. A child escapes a raid and takes refuge within the Great Mosque of Paris. The imam Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit decides to protect him, as well as the other young Jewish teenagers that he will manage to free with help from resistance networks....