M. Asli Dukan

FILMMAKER | VISUAL ARTIST | FILM PROGRAMMER

M. Asli Dukan is a filmmaker and visual artist who has been producing, directing and screening her subversive short speculative fiction 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 at the Icebox Project Space, 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, a 2016 NBPC 360 fellowship from Black Public Media, and in 2018, a Flaherty Seminar fellowship. In 2018, she also completed Resistance: the battle of philadelphia, a 6-part, near future web series about a community’s struggle against state violence. She is in post-production on Invisible Universe, a documentary about Black creators in speculative fiction and in development on the anthology horror film based on the book, Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson. She is the programmer of SPECULATIONS, a touring film showcase spotlighting speculative/imaginary/fantastic films by filmmakers of African descent.

M.O.M.M. | 13 min | 2011

A young woman fights everyday to keep the voices out of her head, by drowning them out with sex and alcohol, and all while trying to raise the child she did not want to conceive. When her “creator” comes to check up on their child, it is a war of the words and wills between them.

Producer | Director | Editor: M. Asli Dukan

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