Video playlists from the most interesting people in the creative industries. We are the Desert Island Discs of internet video.

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Jameela Elfaki

Jameela Elfaki is a London based photographer and creative with an interest in photographing women of colour in an unconventional way; articulating and representing diversity through a radical new lens. Jameela is Founding Editor of AZEEMA Magazine which represents women from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, diasporas and beyond. It challenges and confronts issues around diversity by creating a space that is inclusive and celebratory of culture and faith. Jameela’s editorial work can be seen in ELLE, Notion and online at DAZED, I-D and Hunger Magazine.

Shedding Skin - Yumna 8 Minutes

This is one of my favourite works by Yumna Al-Arashi. Who is an incredibly talented Yemeni artist, photographer and filmmaker. In this film she explores the female body and the bond between women. It’s set in a Hammam, a space in which women can exist together without the worries of the outside world.

Spring in Harlem 3 Minutes

Model Adesewa Alghewi’s directorial debut exploring the beauty of muslim women. It’s a beautiful video of representation and identity! The piece follows the five young women through a market in Harlem, New York while they discuss their backgrounds, how they looked at Islam during their childhood, and its importance in their lives now.

What will they say about you? - Nike Middle East 1 Minute

This Nike campaign is so brilliant. Although it came out last year It’s still relevant and empowering. It features some incredible female athletes from the middle east and is filmed beautifully.

Mashrou’ Leila - Roman 4 Minutes

This music video is directed my Jessy Moussallem, born and raised in Beirut. The video reflects the strength and grace of Arab women. Jessy creates a powerful narrative with the use of expressive movement and symbolism.

Nadia Tehran - Cash Flow pt 3 2 minutes

Part 3 of Nadia’s tryptic music video for Cash flow, this is the finale scene. The scene gives me goosebumps. Nadia is an amazing artist in many forms, not only a music artist, her work is beautiful and powerful.

MIA - Bad Girls 4 Minutes

Ever iconic, MIA – For me this was one of the first music videos that really resonated with me. It was so different to everything else that was released at the time. A burst of attitude and a glimpse into different cultures. MIA is just a badass.

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Henry Lockyer

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Ailsa Johnson

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Sven Lindhorst-Emme

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David Jenkins

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Jeremiah Glazer

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Nicole Licht

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Jay Cover

Illustrator, artist and educator Jay Cover was born and raised on the Isle of Man and studied Visual Communication at Leeds College of Art. He...

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Liz Seabrook

Liz Seabrook is a portrait, lifestyle and food photographer based in London, who’s very willing to travel. She’s happiest when meeting new people, especially if...

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Tim Head

Tim Head is a London-based multimedia artist, designer and filmmaker. He has exhibited internationally at collections and solo shows in New York, Berlin, Madrid, Los...

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Ella Fitzsimmons

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Jonathan Djob Nkondo

Jonathan Djob Nkondo is an independent filmmaker, illustrator and freelance 2D animator based in France. He studied animation at Paris’ Gobelins, l’École de l’Image and...

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Nicole Ginelli

Nicole Ginelli is a Brooklyn based independent art director, animator, and illustrator. Known for her illustrative album covers for labels like Leaving, Dark Entries, B.I.S....

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Guy Moorhouse

Guy is an independent designer who helps make things on the internet. He’s done this for lots of organisations from tiny start-ups to large tech...

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Petra Eriksson

Petra Eriksson is a visual artist and illustrator from Stockholm, currently living in Barcelona. She studied fine art followed by graphic design at Berghs School...

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Fabrizio Festa

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Merijn Hos

Merijn Hos is a visual artist living and working in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He divides his time between working as a commercial illustrator and working...

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Melissa Deckert

Melissa Deckert is a multidisciplinary designer, art director and content creator who loves to work with her hands. Based out of Brooklyn, New York, she...

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Adam Woodward

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Russell Davies

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James Cartwright

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Philippa Thomas

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Anna Sudit

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Ed Andrews

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Evan Lelliott

Better known as one half of techno duo Increments. Born in the Caribbean and raised in London – this eclectic combination influenced the kaleidoscopic rhythms...