The documentary 'Invisible Universe' explores blackness and science fiction and horror. (Google Images)
The documentary ‘Invisible Universe’ explores blackness and science fiction and horror. (Google Images)

M. Asli Dukan‘s documentary ‘Invisible Universe: A History of Blackness in Speculative Fiction’ explores the relationship between the Black body and popular fantasy, horror and science fiction literature and film and the alternative perspectives produced by creators of color.

The documentary features interviews with major writers, scholars, artists and filmmakers and explores comics, television, film and literature by deconstructing stereotyped images of Black people in the genres. ‘Invisible Universe’ ultimately reveals how Black creators have been consciously creating their own universe.

What is, “Speculative Fiction?’ An umbrella term used to describe fantasy, horror and science fiction genre works including utopias, magical realism and alternative history.

Check out the trailer below for this documentary which is still a work-in-progress. Not to worry, The Burton Wire will let you know when the film becomes available.

While we wait for ‘Invisible Universe’, let’s check out Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu’s science-fiction film ‘Pumzi’ which won best short film at the 2010 Cannes Independent Film Festival (CIFF) and played at Sundance.

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