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M. Asli Dukan is a filmmaker and visual artist who has been producing, directing and screening her subversive short speculative fiction (SF) films since 2000. 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 a 2016 Transformation Award from the Leeway Foundation. Also in 2016, she was 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 6 part, SF web series about a community’s struggle against state violence. She is in post-production on Invisible Universe, a documentary on Black creators in SF and in development on the anthology horror film based on Nalo Hopkinson’s book, Skin Folk.