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Black Sci-Fi - Section 1

Extract from the excellent 1992 documentary, Black Sci-Fi, produced and directed by Terrence Francis for Moonlight Films and broadcast on BBC2 as part of the Birthrights series.

The documentary focuses on Black science fiction in literature, film and television and features interviews with Octavia ButlerSamuel R. Delany, Mike Sergeant, Steven Barnes, and Nichelle Nichols. 

In this extract, Octavia Butler discusses how her interest in science fiction developed and the genre’s potential for exploring new ideas and ways of being.

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