"Art is a universal language, which transcends cultural boundaries by telling a story about a particular time and place. It encourages us to search deeper within, and thus learn more about ourselves."
"Art is a universal language, which transcends cultural boundaries by telling a story about a particular time and place. It encourages us to search deeper within, and thus learn more about ourselves."
Interview with Jenny Datoo and Nabila Samji, Jubilee Arts Project Leads
Interview with Jenny Datoo and Nabila Samji, Jubilee Arts Project Leads
9 July 2019

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Jubilee Arts International Arts Festival, The.Ismaili is pleased to publish an interview with Jenny Datoo, Project Lead, and Nabila D. Samji, Deputy Project Lead. Jenny and Nabila look back and reflect on the journey of Jubilee Arts, from its conception, through to national events, the International Arts Festival, and the programme's continuing legacy.

During the Jubilee Arts programme, Sara Janmohamed created and submitted a mandala — a geometric figure of spiritual significance — which was selected to be displayed at the International Arts Festival in Lisbon. The name of Hazrat Ali written in Arabic appears in the centre.
During the Jubilee Arts programme, Sara Janmohamed created and submitted a mandala — a geometric figure of spiritual significance — which was selected to be displayed at the International Arts Festival in Lisbon. The name of Hazrat Ali written in Arabic appears in the centre.
Shining a spotlight on young Ismaili artists
Shining a spotlight on young Ismaili artists
9 July 2019

Young members of the Jamat had the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents through the Jubilee Arts initiative at various regional and national events around the world during the Diamond Jubilee year. Artists as young as 6 years of age submitted entries, and a number of them were selected to represent their Jamats at the International Arts Festival in Lisbon (IAF) last July.

The International Arts Festival in Lisbon, showcased the finest artistic talent of the global Jamat, and coincided with the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, where over 40,000 Ismailis from around the world came together in July 2018.
The International Arts Festival in Lisbon, showcased the finest artistic talent of the global Jamat, and coincided with the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, where over 40,000 Ismailis from around the world came together in July 2018.
Jubilee Arts legacy continues to inspire
Jubilee Arts legacy continues to inspire
8 July 2019

Last July, in the first undertaking of its kind, Ismailis from all across the globe gathered in Lisbon to appreciate and celebrate the artistic creativity, diversity, and unity of the global Jamat. The success of the international Jubilee Arts programme has gone on to forge a legacy which continues to inspire artists to create, connect, and celebrate.

Digital Magazine: Jubilee Arts International Art Gallery
Digital Magazine: Jubilee Arts International Art Gallery
5 July 2019

This day last year, 6 July 2018, the Jubilee Arts International Arts Festival opened in Lisbon, Portugal, where thousands of Ismailis had gathered to commemorate the conclusion of Mawlana Hazar Imam's Diamond Jubilee. On this occasion, The.Ismaili is pleased to share with the global Jamat a digital magazine looking back at the Jubilee Arts International Art Gallery.

International Film Festival Trailer
18 January 2019

The official Jubilee Arts International Film Festival trailer.

The Senator by Shayain Lakhani, United States of America
17 January 2019

Film Title: The Senator

Artist: Shayain Lakhani

Country: United States of America

Genre: Narrative

Time Category: Under 5 minutes

The Journey - Rumi Recomposed by Jamil Mawani, Canada
17 January 2019

Film Title: The Journey - Rumi Recomposed

Artist: Jamil Mawani

Country: Canada

Genre: Narrative

Time Category: Under 5 minutes

Here is a Gift by Aquil Virani, Canada
17 January 2019

Film Title: Here is a Gift

Artist: Aquil Virani

Country: Canada

Time Category: Under 5 minutes

Masoom by Ronak Jivani, India
17 January 2019

Film Title: Masoom

Artist: Ronak Jivani

Country: India

Genre: Narrative

Time Category: Under 15 minutes

Bags by Alyna Joosab, UK
17 January 2019

Film Title: Bags

Artist: Alyna Joosab

Country: United Kingdom

Time Category: Under 5 minutes

Slumber With a Key by Sumair Khemani, Australia
17 January 2019

Film Title: Slumber With a Key

Artist: Sumair Khemani

Country: Australia

Genre: Documentary

Time Category: Under 5 minutes

Mein Hoon Kissan by Kamran Qurban Ali, Pakistan
17 January 2019

Film Title: Mein Hoon Kissan

Artist: Kamran Qurban Ali

Country: Pakistan

Genre: Documentary

Time Category: Under 5 minutes