12-18 November 2018

Black Mother

Khalik Allah

Black Mother (Khalik Allah)


Part-film, part-baptism, Black Mother takes us on a spiritual exploration through Jamaica. Soaking up its bustling metropolises and tranquil countryside, the film introduces us to characters who call this island home. Their testimonies create a polyphonic symphony, and Allah captures them and their environments with a visual style and a sense of rhythm entirely his own. Switching between Super 8 mm, 16 mm and video, and immersed in 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.


Khalik Allah is a New York–based photographer and filmmaker. His first film, Field Niggas (2015), shot at nighttime on the corner of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in NYC, was accompanied by his first photography book, Souls Against the Concrete, in 2017. His work has been exhibited at the Gitterman Gallery in New York. Black Mother is his second film.


  • Country United States, United States, United States
  • Year 2018
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 77 min
  • Image BW/Colour
  • Language English
  • Subtitles Spanish, English
  • Production company Cinereach
  • Producer Khalik Allah, Leah Giblin
  • Screenplay Khalik Allah
  • Photography Khalik Allah
  • Editor Khalik Allah
  • Music 4th Disciple, Josh Furey, Khalik Allah
  • Contact [email protected]


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