Invisible Universe Explores Connection Between Marginalized Voices and Real-World Oppression in Speculative Fiction

TMS’ Charline Jao reported on the crowdfund for an awesome-looking documentary called Invisible Universe: A History of Blackness in Speculative Fiction by filmmaker M. Asli Dukan. Now, the doc is finally almost ready for viewing eyes! In celebration, Dukan has released its first trailer, which you can see above.

The documentary seems to include some amazing interviews with black SFF luminaries like Octavia Butler, N.K. Jemisin, and Sheree Renee Thomas, but what’s really interesting about the film are the connections that it seeks to make between speculative fiction by black writers and the current conditions of and advocacy for black lives. Dukan makes that very point about the entire history of blackness in speculative fiction, saying that “struggle and speculation historically [go] hand in hand.”

This documentary seems fascinating! I can’t wait until it’s available for screening. If you wanna keep up with the film, check out its official website.

(via Shadow and Act, image via screencap)

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