The Best Movies and TV Shows about the Muslim World
We’re Celebrating Muslim Culture
From historical dramas, positive documentaries, to thoughtful movies and children’s programmes, Alchemiya is the home of Muslim focused television. Hand picked content that celebrates the rich heritage of Muslim culture, art, history, science, people and places.
Ibn Battuta's Journey to Mecca
Bend it Like Malika
Art of Faith
Aya and Yusuf
Great Drama Series from across the Muslim world. Everything from history, to everyday stories about Muslim life.
Muslim Kids TV
Muslims kids need to see content that validates their identity. We present well produced content that entertains and inspires.
Global Muslim Cinema
Cinema from across the Muslim world. We select films with a deeper, thoughtful and spiritual storyline.
Documentaries are a great way to learn and understand our world. We show the best about Islam and Muslims.
Alchemiya gives you instant access to hundreds of titles. A growing library of Movies, Dramas, Documentaries, Children’s Programmes and great TV, we add new titles on a regular basis. Choose from a monthly or annual subscription and start watching today.
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A Journal of Muslim Film, Culture, Creativity, Art and Education
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Frequently Asked Questions
We take pride in being a small business and currently the majority of Alchemiya is owned by the founder and employees. We have around 130 small ‘crowd’ investors who helped us with seed money. Long term we seek to work with investors who are aligned with our values and have plans to create an Alchemiya Foundation to support Muslim creatives.
We were first called that by the Saudi Gazette and the name has stuck. It has helped, as people immediately got what we do. We are NOT the Netflix of Islam – we are a small startup that is led by its purpose to ‘celebrate the very best of Muslim culture’. This purpose guides how we operate and who we work with. Unlike Netflix, we do not have $Billions to spend on content and apps, but we are growing organically and many of our customers support our purpose and company values.
There is a huge shortage of watchable drama, movies and children’s programmes for a global Muslim audience. Alchemiya is committed to producing its own content, and as the platform grows, our intention is to divert income into production. Our founder Navid Akhtar has over 25 years of experience in mainstream television, including the BBC. Alchemiya is run and managed with a focus on supporting Muslim creative talent and we aim to finance their productions.
Netflix spent $15 billion on original content in 2019, Disney spent $20 billion and the BBC spends $2.6 billion. 50% our subscription income goes to our content creators. Alchemiya charges for its service as this is the best way to ensure that Muslim creative talent is rewarded and encouraged to produce more content.
Absolutely, all of our content is selected with the widest possible audience in mind. We have many non Muslim customers, supporters, partners and welcome them all. We believe that the world will become a more peaceful place if we all take time to learn and appreciate our different cultures and beliefs.
Finding Nenek - The Girl in the Batik Dress
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