M. Asli Dukan is a filmmaker and visual artist who embraces the futuristic, fantastic and imaginary genres of speculative fiction as a way to explore the possibilities of social transformation in society. She has written, produced and directed numerous short films that have screened at festivals across the country including most recently at the BlackStar Film Festival in 2017. Her first installation project, Resistance Time Portal made its debut in the Distance≠Time exhibition as part of “Time Camp 001” by the Black Quantum Futurism collective in Philadelphia. She has been the recipient of several grants and awards, including the Transformation Award from the Leeway Foundation in 2016. The same year, she also had the honor of being named an NBPC 360 Fellow with the National Black Programming Consortium in New York. She holds an MFA from the City College of New York and is the founder of Mizan Media Productions where she has produced her own films, as well as many projects for radical artists and organizations. She is currently in post-production on Invisible Universe, an interactive documentary about the history of Black creators in the genres of speculative fiction. Her next projects include the near-future web series, Resistance: the battle of philadelphia and the anthology horror film, Skin Folk, based on the book by the award winning writer, Nalo Hopkinson. She currently resides in Philadelphia.