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.
'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 Syrian people.
During the months of 2018, despite having to overcome the many bureaucratic hurdles, as you might expect in a country that had recently been at war for more than 7 and a half years and a divided population, Augustus Lersten worked with local Syrians to create this enchanting video of the quintessential homes of Damascene.
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....
An archaeological detective story of the meeting of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and a Christian monk Bahira, that happened in the shade of a tree. Fourteen hundred years later, that same tree was discovered still alive in the Northern deserts of Jordan; the only tree alive in hundreds of square m...
This archive documentary from 1973 explores the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which was relatively unknown and mysterious to the world in the 1970s and how it develops following the oil boom and increasing demand for the fuel.