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7.7
/10
170 Ratings

Black Mother

Directed by Khalik Allah
United States, 2018
Documentary

Synopsis

Khalik Allah explores his mother’s home country, Jamaica, and invokes its beautiful, resilient, and rebellious spirit. Constructed out of a series of fleeting yet indelible interactions with the country’s residents, it is a dazzling audio-visual symphony that speaks to the island’s current state.

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Black Mother Directed by Khalik Allah

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2020 | Nominee: Truer Than Fiction Award

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2018 | Winner: Best Undistributed Film

CPH:DOX

2018

As with his previous film, AIlah creates an immersive experience, his camera evincing the same roving, honest gaze that made Field Niggas so captivating.
December 06, 2018
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Through a tapestry of voices that roll into one another, un-synced with the visuals his subjects, Allah weaves through layers of his relationship to Jamaica, from external perceptions, to the deeply personal heart of the film.
July 05, 2018
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I’m struggling to grasp the words to properly describe how I felt after watching Khalik Allah’s new film, Black Mother. I want to say this: to experience the latest Allah film is like witnessing the performance of a ritual, a rite of passage for the spectator, a life-changing event, sort of a baptism . . . where you’re so deeply submerged in the trance of phantasmagoria that you seem to wake up of a lysergic trip.
March 27, 2018
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