The Online Campaign Corner

In our continuing goal of highlighting BlackSci-Fi and contributions by creators of color across the various creative spectrum’s, we here at are going to highlight some awesome Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, and GoFundMe campaigns you might want to donate to. Check out  the below campaign, and spread the word.

Resistance: thebattleofphiladelphia

From the GoFundMe website: My name is M. Asli Dukan. I am an independent filmmaker who embraces the futuristic, fantastic and imaginary genres of speculative fiction as a way to explore the possibilities of social transformation in society. For the past 20 years, I have written, produced, directed and edited short films, music videos, promotional videos, vlogs, critical review videos and documentaries that all revolve around a concept I call – Black Speculation.

Resistance: the battle of philadelphia is a six-part, near-future web series that introduces the audience to a world where a clandestine collective of Philadelphia residents mobilize to resist police violence and the authoritarian government embedded in their city.

Inspired by films like Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers (1967), Sam Greenlee’s The Spook Who Sat By The Door (1973), Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames (1983) and Mamoru Oshii’s Avalon (2001), the series uses the genres of speculative fiction to tell a dramatically rich and historically complex near-future narrative about the struggle for justice and liberation.

This web series will not only tackle a subject that is a part of our current conversation around social justice, police brutality, but will also connect to the long history of community resistance to police brutality in the city of Philadelphia. 

Resistance: the battle of philadelphia (prologue) trailer:

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