“M. Asli Dukan is a filmmaker and visual artist who subverts the genres of speculative fiction (SF) as a way to explore the possibility of the transformation of society. She has produced and directed nearly a dozen short films, several that have screened in festivals around the country including most recently, the BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia. In 2017, her mixed-media installation, “Resistance Time Portal”, which centered Black radicalism in a futuristic narrative, made its debut in the Distance≠Time exhibition, co-presented by Philadelphia’s Black Quantum Futurism collective. She has been the recipient of several grants, awards and fellowships, including an Art and Change Grant and the Transformation Award from the Leeway Foundation in 2016. The same year, she was also named an NBPC 360 fellow by Black Public Media and in 2018, she was named a Flaherty Seminar Fellow. In 2018, she completed Resistance: the battle of philadelphia, a six-part, SF web series about a community’s struggle against state violence. She is in post-production on Invisible Universe, a feature length documentary about Black creators in the genres of SF and in development on the anthology horror film, Skin Folk, based on the book by the award-winning SF writer, Nalo Hopkinson.