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.
This talk was delivered as part of a series of curated short talks with the over-arching title ‘The Muslims Are Coming!’ commissioned and produced at Greenbelt Festival 2016 by award-winning journalist, educator and organiser, Abdul-Rehman Malik.
“No religion causes greater consternation and provokes more questions than Islam. There’s so much we don’t ‘get’ about Islam and there’s a lot we don’t know about its roots and impact. Explore some hidden corners of Muslim experience – from the blues to coffee and whirling dervishes – demystifying a faith that guides over
1.5 billion people.”