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Black Mother (2018)




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Part film, part baptism, in Black Mother director Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual exploration through Jamaica. Soaking up its bustling metropolises and tranquil countryside, Allah introduces us to a succession of vividly rendered souls who call this island home. Their candid testimonies create a polyphonic symphony, set against a visual prayer of indelible portraiture. Immersed into the sacred, the profane, and everything in-between, Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica's turbulent history but existing in the urgent present.


Critic Reviews for Black Mother

All Critics (6)

Although there is no real formal structure, it all coalesces to give a remarkable sense of complex culture.

November 5, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The experience is almost too much to process on a rational level, but you come away with an essential understanding.

October 31, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Black Mother is a beguiling, poetic meditation on a group of Jamaicans and their lives of poverty and hardship, though there are lots of smiles.

October 31, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a quality film that enriches understanding of a culture in an unconventional way and will offer more on a second viewing.

October 31, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Black Mother floats through history to create an eerie portrait of the Jamaican people.

October 29, 2018 | Full Review…

The idea of "Black Mother" culminating in a birth is quite powerful to behold as the notion of a whole new understanding of the people you see on screen in all their complexity is truly earned.

October 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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