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Science Fiction TV Dinner: Small Bites
Our Science Fiction TV Dinner series is going virtual for 2020-2021, to help keep our community safe during the pandemic. We’re shifting the format slightly, presenting Science Fiction TV Small Bites: short films from talented creators that invite us to explore a range of possible futures.

Our latest Small Bite is "Akoota," a science fiction film about genetically engineered mosquitoes and social control written and directed by Dilman Dila. We'll screen the 20-minute film, and then have a conversation with Dilman, an award-winning filmmaker, speculative fiction author, and storyteller based in Uganda, and Andrew Maynard, director of the Risk Innovation Lab at Arizona State University, professor and associate dean in the College of Global Futures, and author of the books "Films from the Future" and "Future Rising."

Each Small Bite event will also feature an exclusive segment on cuisine and cooking by Corey S. Pressman, an author, educator, anthropologist, visual artist, and member of CSI’s Imaginary College.

This virtual event is free and open to everyone.

Feb 4, 2021 06:00 PM in Arizona

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Speakers

Dilman Dila
Filmmaker
Dilman Dila is a writer, filmmaker, all round storyteller, and author of a critically acclaimed collection of short stories, “A Killing in the Sun.” He was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (2013), the Nommo Awards for Best Novella (2017), and longlisted for the BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition (2014), among many other accolades. His short fiction have featured in several anthologies, including “The Apex Book of World SF 4.” His films include “What Happened in Room 13” (2007) and “The Felistas Fable” (2013), which was nominated for Best First Feature by a Director at AMAA (2014). Watch and support his short films on patreon.com/dilstories
Andrew Maynard
Professor @Arizona State University
Andrew Maynard is a scientist, an author, and an internationally recognized expert and thought-leader in emerging technologies and their responsible and ethical development and use. He is the associate dean of curricula and student success at the College of Global Futures at Arizona State University, and the director of the Risk Innovation Lab. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, serves as vice-chair of the International Life Sciences Institute North America Board of Trustees, is a member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research President’s Research Council. He is the author of the books Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies and Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow. Learn more at https://therealandrewmaynard.com.