'Khalik Allah's Black Mother is an aesthetic experience that's at once raw, exalted, and singular.' - Slant Magazine
This screening is the UK special preview.
Join us for a Q&A with director Khalik Allah following the screening.
Lyrical and haunting, Black Mother is a film-poem to Jamaica, conjuring up the island in a polyphony of voices, textures and tales. Moving between the voices of different characters, from the prayers of priests to the testimonies of sex workers, the film captures the plurality and idiosyncrasy of its overlapping worlds.
With a photographer’s eye for detail, director Khalik Allah interweaves varied stories into a complex tapestry of encounters which border on the sublime. Probing the line between imagination and history, the film imagines the island landscape as a creative force, a space not only shaped by its complex past but also continuously evolving through new webs of relation.
Black Mother, dir. Khalik Allah, USA/Jamaica 2018, 75 mins
Meet the director after the Q&A at the #FoR18 Opening Party in the ICA Nash and Brandon Rooms: free to attend for Black Mother ticket holders