The Invisible Universe documentary reveals the history of the representations and participation of Black people in the genres of fantasy, horror and science fiction, or speculative fiction (SF). Framed through the pov of a time traveling Archivist, the documentary explores 150 years of speculative fiction literature, its origins, developments, key personalities and current state, all through the perspective of Black people and history. The documentary demonstrates how the SF genres, which were premised on the ideology of white supremacy, have been embraced, modified and subverted by Black creators as an artistic form of resistance towards envisioning different worlds and futures.
Producer | Director: M. Asli Dukan
Editor (trailer): Terence Taylor