Part film, part baptism, in BLACK MOTHER director KHALLIK 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 MOTHER channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present.
Our lockdown festival presents works that are bold and eloquent in a range of subjects. From the Mafia in Palermo to sound clashes in the Congo.