Frames of Representation: Black Mother + Q&A
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.
To learn more about Frames of Representation (FoR) 2018, download the booklet here [PDF]
Black Mother, dir. Khalik Allah, USA/Jamaica 2018, 75 mins