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NOT-SO-SEXY With Rotana
The LA-based Saudi artist delves into her outlook on freedom, sexuality, belonging, and her latest venture, F*D and Blessed.
A force like no other, Rotana is not one to shy away from the reality of the female experience and disrupting cultural, generational, familial narratives - a taboo subject for most.
MIILKIINA LIVE
1st June 2021
Up-and-Coming Directors: in Partnership with @Watch.Argo
It’s not too late to watch @watch.argo’s latest 4 film playlist release Up-and-Coming Directors, showcasing (...)
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4th March 2021
Identity, Nationality and Profession in the Arts
In conversation with Wekafor Jibril (@wekafore), Cynthia Merhej (@cynthiamerhej) of (@renaissance_renaissance), Rahemur Rahman (@rahemurrahman), (...)
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22nd February 2021
Brands and Social Media: The Evolution of Fashion in the Digital Space
Day 2 of Miilkiina Fashion Week with members of @miilkiina’s very own community discussing (...)
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17th February 2021
How to Make It: Breaking Into The Fashion Industry on Your Own
Kicking off Miilkiina Fashion Week with members of @miilkiina’s very own community discussing breaking (...)
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1st March 2021
Community Care: Townhall presented by LifeWTR
The panel touches on creativity, surrounding influences, and the value of collaboration and creative (...)
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Dara Hamarneh’s Virtual Bag Tour
The Jordanian label on the rise brings a new meaning to luxury in a fast-paced digital age- where wearability is intended and quality is never compromised. Read more
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20th November 2020
Miilkiina Presents: Cruising With The Algerian One, Losez
Creative Direction: Wathek Allal
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26th March 2021
With a Camera and a Vision, Short-Films are the Gateway for Powerful Storytelling
Home of the short film, streaming platform Argo releases a playlist on up-and-coming directors
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29th July 2021
Two Worlds
Photography: Harshvardhan Shah
Model, Styling, Words: Anaa Saber
Makeup: Amrita Mehta
Special Thanks: Behno
An ode to South Asian talent in the diaspora starring Anaa Saber shot by Harshvardhan Shah on the rooftops and streets of Downtown Manhattan.
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3rd February 2021
Weekly Medley: Curated with Anaa Saber
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19th February 2021
Breaking Through: Rahemur Rahman
Changing the stereotypes of what it means to be “Made in Bangladesh” by putting equity and sustainability at the forefront.
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24th February 2021
There’s Something About Dara Hamarneh
Photography: Omar Sha3
Creative Direction: Raya Kassisieh
The contemporary line of luxury handbags that we’re currently coveting.
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Miilkiina has the honor to open our platform for a virtual forum discussion on Palestinian liberation. Join our community in Palestine and beyond on Thursday, June 3rd at 9pm GST / 1pm EST on Miilkiina.com/live as they discuss Palestinian resistance, collective grief, and hope. Hosted by Noor El Khaldi (@noore) in conversation with Meera Adnan … Continue reading "MIILKIINA VIRTUAL FORUM: PALESTINIAN LIBERATION" Watch Live
A round up of Palestinian films over the years documenting daily life and resistance under occupation. Read more
1
The time that Remains (2009)
2
5 Broken Cameras (2011)
3
The Present (2020)
4
Rana’s Wedding (2002)
5
Gaza Fights for Freedom (2019)
6
Tale of the Three Jewels (1995)
7
200 Meters (2020)
8
Divine Intervention (2002)
9
3000 Nights
 (2015)
10
Chronicle of a Disappearance 
(1996)
11
They Do Not Exist
 (1974)
12
Paradise Now (2005)
13
A World Not Ours (2012)
14
The Wanted 18 (2014)
15
Wedding in Galilee
 (1987)
16
Ghost Hunting
 (2017)
17
Wajib (2017)
18
Jenin, Jenin (2003)
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Directed by : Andy Madeleine
Lutfi Janania talks us through his Honduran background, his passion for flowers and his renewed identity as a Botanical Artist in New York. Watch film
An ode to South Asian talent in the diaspora starring Anaa Saber shot by Harshvardhan Shah on the rooftops and streets of Downtown Manhattan. Read more
A tale of two cities through the lens of a Jamaican-Londoner.

Where comes to mind when you think of the world’s great cities? For most people, London and New York would be two of the obvious candidates. Often directly compared to each other, both are truly international, diverse metropolises. The only two cities characterized as Alpha++ by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, they are powerhouses leading the way globally in areas ranging from financial and legal services to nightlife. Although only one of the cities truly never sleeps, there is a relentlessness about both that you just don’t find elsewhere. As a native Londoner, New York immediately feels familiar, and as much as I hate to admit it, I love New York. Even though, as an outsider, New York appears to embody many of the things I hate most about London; it is more disconnected, shallower, more expensive, more gimmicky, and more ruthless, for some reason, I just can’t get enough of it. I guess that ultimately, New York, to me, feels like London, except I haven't lived there my whole life, so it feels new and exciting. One of the things I love most about New York, and that it shares with London is its large Jamaican population. New York is one of those places every Londoner of Jamaican descent has family at.
However, while contemporary New York feels like a city where the direct Jamaican influence is still very strong, the situation feels very different in London. The direct Jamaican influence on London appears to have waned dramatically in recent times.

Picture London in the 1990s in Harlesden, Brixton, Hackney, or any other area with a substantial Jamaican population.  Along with the plantains and green bananas in the market and the patties and Guinness punch in the food shops, also noticeable would be the audible sound of Patois.  From the man selling (and blasting out) the latest sound tapes to the bus driver in full uniform running jokes with his bredrins about the ‘bad-breed’ pickney who keep ringing the bell on his bus to the grandma that has stopped to talk to her friends to tell them how her foot dem ah 'urt ‘er and how tings dem get so dear inna di shop as her grandchildren wait impatiently to get home to watch cartoons, the sound of patois was as common in the air in 1990s London as the stench of piss in the lift or the pungent smell of high grade outside big people dances. 
Returning to the present, we all know that gentrification has ripped the heart out of London’s black communities, with areas that previously had large Jamaican populations being particularly affected.  Walk around Brixton or Dalston, and you're more likely to hear an expensively schooled Home Counties accent than you are to hear a Jamaican one. Read more

Our Fashion Month in review: where do we go from here?
A reflection of Fashion Month and Miilkiina's series of roundtable conversations.