06 August 2007

Invisible Universe Fundraiser information

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 @ 135th Street)
New York, New York 10037

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

Please print and return this form with your check or go to Purchase Invisible Universe Fundraiser Tickets here! for ticket purchase.
Advance reservations only. No ticket sales at door. No tickets will be mailed.

 Executive Producer ● $5,000 ● 8 tickets, program listing, screen credit
 Hyper Giant Star ● $2,000 ● 4 tickets, program listing, screen credit
 Super Giant Star ● $1,000 ● 2 tickets, program listing, screen credit
 Bright Giant Star ● $500 ● 1 ticket, program listing, screen credit
 Giant Star ● $250 ● 1 ticket + program listing
 Star ● $100 ● general admissions
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IMPORTANT! Please make check payable to our 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas with “IU” written in the “in behalf of” memo field, and return by mail to: M. Asli Dukan/The Invisible Universe Foundation, (contact for address) Contact for IU address

For more information, contact Shay Sellars at Poc Doc Film Development, Inc. at (917) 776-5022 or by e-mail at For more Invisible Universe info Check out our website at Invisible Universe website

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

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.

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, Being Full of Light, Insubstantial

Steven Barnes
Author, Lion’s Blood & Zulu Heart

Angel L. Brown
Founder, Our Story 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 Greeves Productions

Eileen Gunn
Board member, Clarion West Writers Workshop
Editor & Publisher, The Infinite Matrix

Dr. Charles Johnson
Professor, University of Washington

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

Edna Lima
Mestranda (Master), ABADA-Capoeira

Zola Mumford
Curator, The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival

Sheree R. Thomas
Editor, The Dark Matter anthologies, Black Pot Mojo

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

Maurice Waters,
Founder, ECBACC
Moderator, BlackSciFi.com


Shenelle Easton-Foster

Rachel Kadushin

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