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.
The Patua (Chitrakar) communities of West Bengal have been painters and singers of stories depicted in scrolls. They tell stories of Muslim saints as well as Hindu deities, and offer devotion to saints at Muslim shrines. They used to wander from village to village, receiving food and coins for recital. Other media has eroded this practise. The Patuas are trying to adapt to changing conditions.