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  • Ismail

    Inspired by a day in the life of Palestinian painter Ismail Shammout, Ismail tells the compelling story of a young man struggling to support his parents after their expulsion to a Refugee camp in 1948 by the Israeli forces.

    Awards
    Best Arab short film - Alexandria Film Festival | Egypt | 2014
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  • Prince Among Slaves

    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 ...

  • Life and Death at the Spring

    Life and death arrive at a spring in the desert but must first decide on who is the oldest between them before they can take a drink. A wisdom tale from Hausa people of West Africa.

  • FRIDAY - Bedrock of Brooklyn

    Friday is a short documentary that explores the community within and history of a mosque and religious space in New York that is known as the “bedrock of Brooklyn”. A film by Aisha Amin.

  • Tale of the Sands

    A mesmerising tale of the courage required to embrace the inevitable changes that life brings. A parable of trust from Tunisia.

  • The Doctor's Helper

    A young man resorts to artifice in order to gain a menial position with a physician of great repute from the House of Wisdom. But at what cost will he keep that position? And what will the physician do to save his own reputation? A psychological thriller from Iraq.

  • Palace Spies

    1 season

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    A period drama series about the conflict between the Persian and Ottoman Empires in 18th Century. The Ottoman Sultan, Ahmed III, finds himself caught in a web conspiracies and plots by politicians, traitors and spies. Everyone seeks power at any cost.

    New epis...

  • Inside Istanbul - Discovering Hidden Mosques in Istanbul

    Discovering Hidden Mosques in Istanbul. Istanbul is a city which has thousands of mosques. Most tourists usually know the most popular ones such as Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Suleymaniye Mosque, but what about those hidden gems that even many locals don't know about? I this video you will discove...

  • This is Palestine

    Two elderly artists, Widad Kawar and Abdulhay Mossallam, who have memories of the Palestinian Nakba and have used their creativity to preserve their culture in different ways.

  • Inside Istanbul - The Sultan's Harem, Topkapi Palace

    Many people wonder what the Harem in Topkapı Palace looks like. In this video we will show you how the Sultan, his family and the women used to live during the Ottoman Empire inside the Harem.

  • Love Supreme: An Anatomy of Gratitude

    Preacher Moss is considered the “Godfather of Muslim Comedy.” He’s the founder of the groundbreaking comedy project, “Allah Made Me Funny,’ The Official Muslim Comedy Tour. Many of the present day Muslim comedians like Mo Amer, Hassan Minhaj, Ramy Youssef , and the like enjoy mainstream success, ...

  • Zaynab's Enchanted Scarf

    4 videos

    Young Zaynab is gifted a beautiful scarf from her grandmother. One day she decides to try on the scarf and is whisked away back in time. During her adventure she learns of prominent Kings and Queens of Africa like King Mansa Musa, Queen Amina and Queen Nefertari historical contribution to society.

  • Children of Wool - Berber Rug Weavers of Morocco

    Shot on location in a very remote part of southern Morocco, this short film looks into the amazing craftsmanship and dedication of the Berber rug weavers in the region.

    These incredibly talented people are part of an ancient tradition that still employs centuries-old techniques to produce beauti...

  • Islamic Art From the Mamluk Period

    "Amid the splendour of the Arab Hall at Leighton House in West London, two Christie’s specialists discuss a 14th-century Mamluk brass basin and an exquisite ceramic imitation made in 19th-century France.

    ‘This is from the high point of the Islamic period in Egypt, during which some of the most i...

  • Zakiyyah's Talking Flower Garden

    Along with her cousin, Jalil, Zakiyyah goes on an adventure in her flower garden. They learn about some of the most beautiful flowers in the world along with historical contribution of prominent Kings and Queens of Africa like King Takyi, King Hannibal and Queen Nzinga. When Zaniyah’s mother stum...

  • His Other Wife

    Based on Umm Zakiyyah’s bestselling novel “His Other Wife”, this short movie features recently divorced single mother Aliyah learning of a mystery man’s interest in marrying her. Meanwhile, Deanna, Aliyah's best friend and renowned marriage counselor, insists that Aliyah caused her own divorce an...

  • A Mercy to Mankind

    This film focuses on the The Year of the Elephant, the year of the Prophet Muhammad's brith. The film follows Abdulmuttalib, the Prophet's grandfather, his character and values and how he did his best to serve the pilgrims and protect the Kaaba leading to the start of Islam.

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  • 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...

  • Aya & Yusuf

    1 season

    Aya and Yusuf is an animated series for young children. The show features Aya and Yusuf, two adventurous 5-year-old twins with a passion for exploring the world around them. The series is rooted in Arabic heritage and follows Aya and Yusuf as they spend their days discovering all that the lush co...

  • Sleepers of the Cave, Ashab al Kahf

    1 season

    This 18 episode Iranian television drama, Men of Angelos (Persian: مردان آنجلس‎ Mardān-e Ānjelos), tells the story of the Seven Sleepers (mentioned in Surah al-Kahf), according to the Quran. It tells the story of six noblemen and a shepherd who became Christian and ran away from the tyranny of th...

  • Black American Muslim

    “I could choose to hide… but, Islam gives me a place to hope for better,” says Lawrence Coleman. He has experienced most of his life through the layered lens of three identities: Black, American and Muslim. Throughout his life, balancing those identities has posed some unique struggles for Colema...

  • The Art of Qu'ran Manuscripts

    Sara Plumbly, Head of Islamic & Indian Art at Christie’s London, discusses the breadth of Islamic calligraphy.

    For Muslims, the Qur’an constitutes the very word of God. As Sara Plumbly, Head of Islamic & Indian Art at Christie’s London, explains, the imperative to clearly and elegantly transcrib...

  • Nooreh

    An eight year old Kashmiri girl 'Nooreh' residing in a small village on the India-Pakistan border believes that she has discovered a solution to end the relentless cross firing.

    Set in Kashmir, the film introduces us to young Nooreh whose life in a small village on the Indian-Pakistani border is...

  • 1001 Days

    1001 Days tells the story of the life of Sheherezade, the creative and heroic storyteller. Within a traditional fairy-tale structure, this animated short addresses eternal issues like sacrifice, equality and bravery, and considers how today’s women deserve equal treatment and privileges. Night af...