Owner: Habibi Collective.
Headquarters: London, UK.
Head: Róisín Tapponi, founder, Habibi Collective.
Subscription: £9.99 per month or £99.99 per year.
Shasha is a unique streaming platform dedicated entirely to South-West Asian and North African (SWANA) cinema. It aims to feature a fresh round of 20 films every month, curated around a certain theme that is socially, politically and culturally relevant to the region.
The platform is part of Habibi Collective, an open-access resource, digital archive, podcast and curatorial platform for women’s filmmaking from SWANA founded by Róisín Tapponi in 2018.
The films are selected by an all-female team from the region. The platform is available all around the world with all films featured in the original language with English subtitles.
Featured content: “A Feeling Greater than Love”, “Heaven Without People”, “Free Range”, “Headbang Lullaby”