Tuesday, August 14, 2007

NYC fundraiser for INVISIBLE UNIVERSE documentary, Sept. 14 2007

UPDATE: the September 14 fundraiser has been postponed until further notice. Please visit the Invisible Universe website for more information.

A rough/workshop version of the documentary INVISIBLE UNIVERSE was screened by Director M. Asli Dukan at the 2007 Langston Hughes African American Film Festival.


Please join M. Asli Dukan/The Invisible Universe Foundation and POC Doc Film
Development, Inc. to support the completion of the new documentary film

Invisible Universe: a history of blackness in speculative fiction

Friday, September 14, 2007
6:30 to 8:30pm

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue at 135th Street)
New York, New York 10037

Cocktails * Hors d'oeuvres * Sneak preview of the film with director M. Asli Dukan and
special guests.

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. This 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. The Invisible Universe documentary ultimately reveals how Black creators have
been consciously creating their own universe.

Invisible Universe needs your help! In order to continue this important work, we will need
to secure considerable financial support. Your contribution of any size will help make this
groundbreaking documentary a reality. Since 2003, the filmmakers have been traveling to
conduct interviews nationwide and have been incurring mounting expenses for travel,
equipment and supplies to finish this project, most of it coming out of the filmmakers'
pockets. We have already accumulated hours of footage and believe with your help, we can
bring this feature length documentary to life!


Linda Addison
Author, Space & Time

Steven Barnes
Author, Lion's Blood & Zulu Heart

Angel L. Brown
Founder, Our Stories Productions

Allison Caviness
Founder, Lesida Film Center

Pete Chatmon
Ceo, Double 7 Film Productions

Sandi Dubowski
Director, Trembling Before G-d

Frances Gateward
Professor of Cinema Studies
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

William & Louise Greaves
William Greaves Productions

Eileen Gunn
Board member, Clarion West Writers Workshop
Editor & Publisher, The Infinite Matrix (infinitematrix. net)

Dr. Charles Johnson
Professor, University of Washington

Imagenation Film & Music Festival
Moikgantsi Kgama, Founder & Executive Director
Greg Gates, Executive Producer

Edna Lima

Zola Mumford
Curator, Langston Hughes African American Film Festival

Sheree R. Thomas
Editor, The Dark Matter anthologies

Cecil Washington
Writer, Cecilwashington. com

Yumy Odom
Founder, 1st World Komix, Inc. ECBACC

William H. Foster III
Professor, Historian, Looking For a Face Like Mine


Shenelle Easton-Foster

Rachel Kadushin
BestFriendsProducti ons.com

If you can not attend the fundraiser and would still like to donate via credit card, please
visit the Invisible Universe Foundation webpage at our fiscal sponsor's website at Invisible
Universe donation page at https://www. fracturedatlas. org/donate/ 596

Invisible Universe is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service
organization. Contributions in behalf of Invisible Universe may be made payable to
Fractured Atlas. The value of admittance is $50.00. Any contribution above that amount is
tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Shay Sellars at Poc Doc Film
Development, Inc. at (917) 776-5022 or by e-mail at pocdocinstitute@ yahoo.com.

Check out our website at http://www.invisibleuniversedoc. com

Check out our blog and trailer at http://www.invisibleuniverse. blogspot. com