What Lies Beneath 

Commissioned by Elisava University (Exhibited in Barcelona, IDEAL Contemporary Art Centre, 2022) 

A short film exploring how our community navigates British society and how the political, social and economic landscape of the UK has affected ethnic minorities. The film considers how we, collectively and individually, are constantly fighting for our right to exist freely. 

Written, Directed & Produced by AZEEMA Agency - Jameela Elfaki, Sunayah Arshad, Evar Hussayni 

Editor - Jameela Elfaki 

Subtitles - Sunayah Arshad 

Grade - Carter Simpkin 

Sound Design -Olivia Melkonian 

Voices - Larena Amin, Nour Khairi, Dalia Al-Dujaili, Mumtaz Sheikh, Tahera Khalifa, Ghaith Hilal 

Digital + VHS footage - Jameela Elfaki, Sunayah Arshad, Evar Hussayni, Dalia Al-Dujaili, Naailah Khalifa, Fatima Benjelloun, Samara Amjad 

Drone footage + Operator - Stem Studios

Asawat Alsudan

Scenes from the Asawat Alsudan (Voices of Sudan) shoot for issue 4 of AZEEMA. 

Inspired by Sudanese TV and female singers / performers on these TV shows.

Creative Drection + Edit: Jameela Elfaki

Set Design: Evar Hussayni

Filmed by Sunayah Arshad 

Director + Creative Director 

Heritage of Tomorrow film  - AZEEMA x Trippin World commissioned by Nike 

Filmed + Edited by Kiefer Passey 

Taking inspiration from Early Renaissance paintings, we invited members of the AZEEMA community to take part in this beautiful short film, a cultural and educational journey that celebrates traditions and heritage. Reinventing the typical renaissance painting, capturing a moment in history of our own, each member was asked a series of questions centred around the themes of the film, and their connections with others. Acting as a bridge between cultures, we wanted to showcase just some of the ways the AZEEMA community present and carry their heritage in London, and how it is shared between generations. 

Co - Director 

In collaboration with Pinterest UK, we documented three groups of wonderful women from our beautiful community in London and discovered how they observe Ramadan and celebrate Eid. Touching on rituals of food, henna and more, they give us a glimpse into their cultures and traditions, and what makes this time of year so special. 

Creative Director and Co-Director: Jameela Elfaki 

Executive Producer, VHS Footage + Subtitles: Sunayah Arshad 

Co-director, Art Director & Interviews: Evar Hussayni 

Videographer, Editor & Colour Grader: Angela Steps

1st AC: Yzza Slaoui

Creative Consultant: Ayat Al-Muhaisen 

MUA: Maha Alselami 

Sound: ‘Tal3a’ ‘طالعة’ by Kareem Samara & Bint Mbareh 

Talent: Shayma Bakht, Afsha Bakht & Munir Baig, Isra & Aminah Al Kassi, Malika Satori, Hanane Taoubi & Rasha Boche

Creative Director 

Sisterhood - commissioned by Converse 

Filmed + Edited by Angela Steps

A project for Converse 'OUR LDN' #sparkprogress.​ ​Featuring Womxn of Colour from around London, Sisters, sister-friends, Communities and best friends. ​We celebrate their special bonds and what community and sisterhood means to them. ​The portfolio and video is a celebration of heritage, dual nationalities, sisterhood and community.

Executive Producer, Casting + Creative Direction

Move without limits - Nike x AZEEMA

Using Format