Be Curious.


My name is Mateen Manek and I am a creative. I've made films, written a poetry book and even wrote and recorded my own song. I believe that you don't have to be an expert or some kind of super genius to create.

More importantly, I believe everyone has a story to tell.

‘the clearly illiterate café’ is built around everything I stand for: being creative and exploring your passions. I want to build a community that empowers people with the tools and skills to tell their story.

Learning by Doing

Watch Life on Mars?

Being alone is a weird thing.

Life on Mars? is a short film we made about living. It’s a metaphorical take to life, being alone and what it takes to get from one part to another. It’s about growth and change.

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