USA, 2018. Directed by Khalik Allah. 77 min. NR
Thoroughly immersed between the sacred and profane, Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present. Shot on 16mm, super-8, Hi-8 tape, mini-DV, and HD-video, the film is a magnifier, and a mirror of modern-day Jamaica reflected through the lens of family and spirituality.
“One of the Ten Best Films of the Year. An astonishing film… it casts a spell from the start and is impossible to forget afterward.”
“Stunning. Transformative. Black Mother may be the most fearless film I’ve seen in a decade.”