ABOUT

Resistance: the battle of philadelphia is a six-part, short-form, speculative fiction web series about a clandestine collective of residents who mobilize to resist the pervasive surveillance and the repressive state violence of a powerful corporate government in a near-future Philadelphia.

Inspired by films like Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames (1983), Ivan Dixon/Sam Greenlee’s The Spook Who Sat By The Door (1973) and Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers (1967), the series also subverts the dystopian genre to form a complex and historically rich narrative about the struggle for justice and liberation.

Created by M. Asli Dukan. Coming in 2018.

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EPISODES


Resistance: the battle of philadelphia | web series | official trailer, 2018


Resistance: the battle of philadelphia (prologue) | short | Ep. 0, 2016

PRODUCERS/CREW

PRODUCERS

Producer/Director/Writer
M. ASLI DUKAN
Producer
SARA ZIA EBRAHIMI
Producer
ANISSA WEINRAUB

CREW

Writer
ALEX SMITH
Director of Photography
AIDAN UN
Sound/Boom
FRED SCHMIDT-ARENALES
Wardrobe Designer
KIMA BAFFOUR
Assistant Camera
MARIE ALARCON
Make-Up/SFX MU/Hair
MARY ARLYNDA WILLIAMS
Production Designer
TANYA JACKSON
Gaffer/Grip
BRYAN OLIVER GREEN
Addl Sound/Boom
JEFFREY BETHEA
Production Assistant
MELISSA DE LEON
Production Assistant
GABE CASTRO
Production Assistant
PETRA FLOYD

CAST

Extras

Erin Aja Grant

Alex Wiles

Kima Baffour

A SPECULATIVE CHRONOLOGY OF A POLICE STATE

Resistance: a speculative chronology of a police state (1 of 5)

Resistance: the battle of philadelphia A Speculative Chronology of a Police State (1 of 5) 2018: The executive branch of the federal government continues its “deconstruction of the administrative state.” Pennsylvania cuts funding to most of Philadelphia’s public schools. The annual budget of the police department is increased by 25%. Public school teachers stage a …

Resistance: a speculative chronology of a police state (2 of 5)

Resistance: the battle of philadelphia A Speculative Chronology of a Police State (2 of 5) 2021: The President is impeached and convicted but refuses to leave office. He secures the support of several Congress members and generals. A 2 year battle begins in the courts and the streets. The police are given more authority to …

Resistance: a speculative chronology of a police state (3 of 5)

Resistance: the battle of philadelphia A Speculative Chronology of a Police State (3 of 5) 2023: Congress passes the “Executive Bypass Law” which assigns a 3 person committee to take charge of the executive branch for 6 years. The committee is made up of senior State Senators. The police department almost bankrupts the city. The …