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Black Mother + Q&A


Dir. Khalik Allah, United States/Jamaica, 2018, 75 mins

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, 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.

UK Preview Screening + Q&A with director Khalik Allah hosted by FoR18 Festival Curator Nico Marzano


 Khalik Allah (Field Niggas - at ICA previously) Director and artist Khalik Allah’s debut feature Field Niggas was the inaugural screening of Frames of Representation in 2015.

‘Khalik Allah's Black Mother is an aesthetic experience that's at once raw, exalted, and singular’ - Link

Meet the director - After the screening and Q&A at the #FoR18 Opening Party in the ICA N&B Rooms – ticket holders free to attend.










Later Event: April 21
FoR18 - Secret Screening