Part film, part baptism, inBlack Motherdirector Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual journey 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. Thoroughly immersed between the sacred and profane, Black Motherchannels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present.
• Interview with Khalik Allah at the Museum of Modern Art, recorded by FifthGod (41 minutes)
• Interview with Khalik Allah at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, recorded by FifthGod (38 minutes)