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.
In 1788 the slave ship Africa, set sail from West Africa and headed for America with its berth laden with a profitable but highly perishable cargo-hundreds of men, women and children bound in chains. Six months later the survivors were sold in Natchez, Mississippi. One of them, a 26-year-old man named Abdul-Rahman made a remarkable claim to the farmer who purchased him at the auction that he was an African prince and that his father would pay gold for his ransom. The offer was refused and Abdul-Rahman did not return to Africa for another 40 years. During his enslavement he toiled on the Foster plantation, married, and fathered nine children. His story also eventually made him the most famous African in America, attracting the support of powerful men such as President John Quincy Adams. After forty years of slavery, Abdul-Rahman finally reclaimed his freedom, but he defied the order to return immediately to Africa, and instead travelled throughout the northern states, speaking to huge audiences in a partially successful attempt to raise enough money to buy his children's freedom. Finally at the age of 67, and after raising funds to free two of his children, Abdul-Rahman returned to Africa, only to fall ill and die just as word of his arrival reached his former home of Futa Jalloo in present-day Guinea. Abdul-Rahman survived the harsh ordeals of slavery through his love of family and his deep faith as a Muslim.
Best Documentary American Black Film Festival
Winner Goldie Award
Winner CINE Golden Eagle Award
Winner World Media Award
Winner Telly Award
Celebrating the life and works of Muhammad Knut Bernstrom, the Swedish diplomat who converted to Islam and took it upon himself to interpret the Qur'an for a contemporary Swedish readership. Combining the best of European thought with the heart of Islamic tradition, Knut Bernstrom's life is an ex...
Eskandar Firouz, the founder of the Department of Environment is known as "Iran's father of the environment". This documentation of a few-hours-long conversation of him and three environmental activists presents an oral history of issues of environment in Iran and a brief look at a lifetime of e...
Onuora Abuah travels to Mali, West Africa where he begins an 800km journey to the ancient city of Tombouctou whilst orating the 1000 year history of the combined empires of Wagadu (Ghana), Mali and Songhai.